The Greek word tzatziki comes from the Turkish word cacik. Turkish food is similar to Greek food. Turkish tzatziki is a little bit different to the Greek version. Turkish cacık is made of yoghurt, salt, olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped cucumber and mint. In addition to these ingredients, vinegar (mostly white grape or apple), lemon juice and sumac are optional. Dill and thyme (fresh or dried) and paprika may alternatively be used. Tzatziki is a dip or a sauce.
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500g greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
2 Cloves minced garlic
One teaspoon salt
lemon juice quarter cup
Grate the cucumber, and add one teaspoon of salt. Press out all the water well. Add the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl. Cover in plastic and let rest in the fridge for an hour.