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Type Dip
Course Appetizer
Place of origin Ottoman Empire
Main ingredients Strained yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, salt, sometimes lemon juice, dill, mint, or parsley

Tzatziki or Cacık is a type of Turkish dip or meze served widely in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is basically a cold yogurt dish with chopped-up cucumber or other vegetables. It is excellent to go with the spiced meat dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine.

A common recipe is strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes lemon juice, and dill, mint, or parsley. Tzatziki is almost always served cold.

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