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Saturday, June 09, 2012

This morning I had the pleasure of presenting the following Turkish recipe on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with Ismaila Alfa.  Just the thing for a hot day.  Enjoy!

Cacik. Turkish yoghurt soup

1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
2-3 cups good yoghurt
1-2 cups cold water
1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Pinch sea salt
Dill or mint for garnish

Mix yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, salt together. Add cold water to the consistency of a thick soup. Serve cold with fresh dill or mint. Serve with a chick pea dish such as hummus and flat bread or cold spicy chick peas for a cooling Summer meal.

For other options, try some cumin or smoked paprika on the soup as well.


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