Making restaurant-style Cacik

Turkish Tzaztiki at home and levelling up your dip game

by Middle Eats
Making restaurant style Cacik

Cacik (Turkish Tzaztiki) is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

When it comes to dips, Cacik or Tzatiki is definitely in the top 5. It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and is a great choice for a light snack. It’s a lot simpler than you think to make, and you probably already have most of the ingredients for it. Once you’ve made it, you’ll never be able to buy store-bought Tzatiki again, and if you serve it with my recipe for seasoned bread you are bound to fall in love.

  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik
  • Making restaurant style Cacik

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Making restaurant style Cacik
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Cacik (Turkish Tzaztiki)

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1/2 Large English Cucumber or 2 Small Salad cucumbers
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 500g Greek or Turkish strained yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 2 Tsp Dried Mint
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp salt

Bread spice Topping: (enough for 2 large pittas):

  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Pul Biber (Aleppo Pepper)
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp sumac
  • 1/4 Tsp paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp salt



  1. Wash and grate your cucumbers using the large side of your grater or chop the cucumbers into small cubes
  2. Remove the dill leaves from their stalks and finely mince
  3. Mince the garlic and combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl
  4. Mix well until a uniform mixture has come together
  5. Place in a bowl, make a well and add in some olive oil, sprinkle over some sumac or pul biber

Bread spice topping:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl until a paste forms
  2. Add some of the paste to the top surface of your bread and spread into a very thin layer
  3. When all your bread has been coated place it under the grill of your oven for about 3-5 minutes until it has crisped up and the oil has been absorbed
  4. Remove and allow to cool for a minute before slicing and serving while still warm
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00:00 Intro
01:28 Making perfect Cacik
05:00 The ultimate dipping bread
07:02 Serving suggestion
07:32 Taste test and Review

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