Yogurt Recipe

yogurt recipe

Memories of a beautiful country.

The tasty souvenir I refer to is a yogurt recipe called Cacik, sometimes called “Jajik” and pronounced “dzah’-dzeek.”

Here is the recipe for this simple yogurt and cucumber dish that you will find is both healthy and delicious!

Click here for a printable copy of this recipe.

Cacik

8 oz. plain yogurt

1/4 cup cold water or milk

1 large cucumber, chopped or grated (you can leave the skin and seeds, or peel and core it, leaving the seeds will make the finished product runnier)

1-2 cloves fresh garlic (a clove of garlic is one of the sections that make up a “head”)

Mint to garnish and Olive oil to garnish

Instructions

(1) Beat yogurt and water in mixing bowl until soupy.

(2) Add chopped cucumber and garlic and mix.

(3) Pour into serving bowls and top with 1 tsp.olive oil and a pinch of mint (or to taste).



Healthy choice

Yogurt, especially plain yogurt, can be a healthy addition to your diet. I particularly like the Greek yogurt that has recently become so popular in the U.S. It has a thicker, creamier texture, a tangy flavor, and twice the protein of regular yogurt. It is great all by itself or with added fruit, nuts and seeds, and when used in any yogurt recipe such as the one shown above.

Yogurt is a source of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, zinc, Vitamin B12, selenium, magnesium, and pantothenic acid.

Good for your gut

In addition, if you buy yogurt with live cultures, you will get the advantage of probiotics, which help to keep your digestive tract healthy. Certain brands of yogurt contain a full complement of live, active probiotics cultures.

Be sure to check the label for “live, active cultures” along with a list of which strains are included in the product.

Note-If you find it necessary to take antibiotics for a bacterial infection, include some good quality yogurt in your diet to replace the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract in order to limit digestive disturbance and help your immune system.

Thanks, Clare, for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe!

Yogurt can be used as a topping.  If you make carrot or apple cake and our looking for an alternative to the high-fat and high-sugar frosting, try serving it with lightly sweetened, vanilla yogurt as a sauce over the top.

Make salad dressing healthier with yogurt.  Mix 2 Tablespoons of good quality ranch dressing with 2 Tablespoons of fat-free Greek yogurt.  You still get the taste of the salad dressing with less fat and more protein.


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