CACI's Turco in the tzaziki Griego

Although the Greeks say tzaziki yours is a typical dish and turn the Turks say that this recipe belongs to its gastronomy, we will not take the pleasure any of them. While some sources say it is a dish from ancient Greece, others say comes from the Ottoman Empire. The truth is that both civilizations, they have been joined along the history, normal TengAn Gastronomic matches.

Greek yogurt

Yogurt, as we have already seen, It is a basic ingredient in Turkish cuisine. The cacik is one of the most famous mezze or starters nationwide. One of the main accompaniments known kebap. It is also used as an accompaniment to grilled meats or as an appetizer for dipear or simply spread on bread. In some restaurants or local homemade food served even as a cold soup,adding water to make it more fluid and the truth is that is really refreshing.


-300 gr de yogur griego.

Lemon, cucumber and garlic cloves

-1 cucumber.

-2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint, if we have,chopped dried mint we could serve.

-1/2 lemon.

-1 or 2 cloves of garlic.

-1 drizzle of olive oil and salt.


Peel the cucumber and grate it with a grater, the thickest part, best. We drain well because it contains a lot of water.

grated cucumber

Pour the yogurt in a bowl.

Chop the garlic clove, best mortar. If you like it hot, We can add 2 teeth.

crushed garlic

Mix the garlic with chopped mint, juice of half a lemon, salt and a little oil. Removed todo bien.

Garlic chopped mint, lemon and olive oil

Now we add the cucumber to the mixture. And you're ready!!

We put it in the refrigerator until just before serving.


Terrific as salsa dip and very easy to prepare as you see, and clearly healthier than we usually prepare sauces that carry almost all mayonnaise.

Salsa dip tzaziki

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