On Saturday, I had the pleasure of presenting this lovely Summer dish on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with guest host Donna Carreiro. This is the classic Turkish version but it is also known by the Greek name, Tzatziki.
• 2 cups yogurt (if you have strained yogurt, it’s better)
• 1/2 cup water (optional, depending on how thick you like the dish)
• 2 cucumbers, diced or, peeled, seeded and diced or shredded.
• 4 cloves garlic,mashed
• Dried mint or fresh dill
Put yogurt in a bowl and mix it with a spoon. Pour water in it, keep mixing. Add garlic, salt and diced cucumber, mix it again.
You may balance the amount of water and yogurt depending on your taste. Thickness of cacik is originally like soup. But if you want it thicker, add less water.
Finally add dried mint and/or finely chopped fresh dill. Try with Turkish Baharat!