Niki’s Cacık (Turkish Herby Yoghurt)

Got a cucumber knocking around? Good. Got some plain yoghurt? Great.  A few dried herbs, some olive oil and you can make this dreamy, swirly, thick Turkish yoghurt, also known as cacık. Read on…


500g of Greek Yoghurt or ANY plain yoghurt
A good glug of extra-virgin olive oil
1 cucumber or 3-4 small Persian cucumbers, peeled and finely grated
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of Aleppo Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1/4 tsp of dried peppermint
1/4 tsp of urfa chilli flakes (optional but provides a nice kick)


  1. Firstly, take your grated cucumber and wrap it in some muslin or a few sheets of kitchen roll and wring out all the moisture, this is crucial in making sure your cacık does not end up watery.
  2. Next, in a your serving bowl add in your grated cucumber(s) and spices and mix thoroughly until smooth. Adjust the spices to your taste.
  3. It is best to refrigerate your ‘cacık’ for a few hours before serving. Once you are ready to serve, add a generous glug of olive oil and some more spices to jazz it up, easy peasy!

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Niki x