I don’t always have the time to cook when I arrive home from work. And if there isn’t anything left over from the previous day, my choice for a quick & light dinner is usually a sandwich with cacik on the side. Tonight’s sandwich was smoked turkey with avocado.
Cacik (closest pronounciation is “Jahjik”) is a traditional Turkish meze (appetizer), which is made of yogurt, cucumber, water, garlic and your choice of spices. It is much more diluted than its Greek version Tzatziki. Its consistency, the way cucumbers are chopped, amount of garlic and your choice of spices added all differ according to individual taste. You will find below my version of this extremely refreshing goodness.