Yogurt Salad - Authentic Turkish Flavor

Yogurt Salad - Authentic Turkish Flavor

I learned from my Turkish cooking teacher how to make this refreshing and smooth cucumber and yogurt salad. This has plenty of garlic flavor.

Ingredients: Serves 2

5 tablespoons
Lemon juice
As needed; *see helpful hints
Sour cream (optional)
1 tablespoon
1/2 clove
2-3 sprigs
1/4 teaspoon
Olive oil
1 teaspoon


1. Cut the cucumber into 7-8 mm cubes. Grate or mince the garlic and roughly chop the dill.
2. If you prefer less water content in the cucumber, sprinkle a small amount of salt over the cucumber and let it sit for a while, then drain off the water.
3. Add the yogurt, sour cream, cucumber, and dill to a bowl and mix well.
4. Season with salt and add the olive oil.
5. This is the salad I made at my cooking class. It was served with lamb and stewed vegetable dishes.
6. It's also delicious with tortillas (Recipe ID: 551500).
7. I recommend serving it with this falafel recipe (Recipe ID: 762454).
8. You could add tomatoes to this salad and serve it with grilled zucchini (Recipe ID: 723157).
9. This salad can also be served in a tomato cup with samosas (Recipe ID: 607396).
10. Or as part of a combination appetizer dish!
11. It can also be used as a topping for sauteed potatoes The flavor combination is outstanding!
12. Here, I peeled the cucumbers, giving the salad a delicate color.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned how to make this in my cooking class. I changed the ingredient amounts so that I could make it more simply at home.