Cacik (Cold Yogurt Soup with Cucumber)


Courtesy of Elif Selvili

A treat on a warm spring or summer day. The soup should be prepared in advance and served very cold. This recipe has half the garlic of the original version.

Super easy

Cacik (Cold Yogurt Soup with Cucumber)


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 5 cups yogurt
  • 1 cups cold water
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 (or more) seedless cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons dried mint
  • Fresh mint leaves, to garnish

Cacik (Cold Yogurt Soup with Cucumber) Directions

  1. Mix the yogurt, water, garlic and salt until smooth.
  2. Peel and dice the cucumbers into tiny cubes, discarding the seeds. Squeeze out the excess water from the cucumbers before adding them to the yogurt mixture.
  3. Mix in the dried mint and decorate with mint leaves. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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