Turkish Cacik: a cool, refreshing addition to any Middle Eastern meal.
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Turkish Cacik

A cool, refreshing addition to any Middle Eastern meal.

Along with the Mercimek Koftesi (Lentil Balls) for our Turkish themed Supper Club dinner, we brought this delicious yogurt side dish.

Turkish Cacik: a cool, refreshing addition to any Middle Eastern meal.

I’ve always been a fan of cooling yogurt side dishes with Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. They make such a nice, refreshing accompaniment.

When I made this one for our Supper Club, I doubled the recipe, figuring I’d eat about half of it just on my own.

It was a big hit at the dinner table. The cucumber and walnuts give it a really great texture, and the fresh dill livens it up. It had just the right amount of garlic, and the sprinkle of red pepper flakes on top added a bit of a kick.

Turkish Cacik: a cool, refreshing addition to any Middle Eastern meal.

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Turkish Cacik


Description

A cool, refreshing addition to any Middle Eastern meal.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (to give crunchy taste)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, (minced in salt)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • crushed red pepper, as a garnish
  • whole walnuts, as a garnish

Instructions

  1. Head over to The Kitchn for instructions for making this dish!

Notes

Recipe from The Kitchn

*Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

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