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Turkish Cucumber Salad

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This delicious and easy Turkish cucumber salad is made with a few simple ingredients and is so tasty!

This recipe is similar to the Turkish dish cacik and can be served as a side or topping - similar to tzatziki.

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Why You'll Love This Easy Salad

A refreshing and simple side salad can really complete a meal. This one is perfect to serve alongside chicken kebabs, grilled steak, or even pasta.

What I think you'll love about this salad is how few ingredients you need to make a really great little dish!

A bowl of Greek yogurt, four Persian cucumbers, mint, dill, sea salt, and a clove of garlic on a marble background.

Ingredients You'll Need

Greek Yogurt - You'll use 1 1/2 cups of greek yogurt as the base of this recipe.

Cucumbers - You'll use 4 small, Persian cumbers for this recipe. You can slice them into coins if you'd like this to be more of a salad, or you can dice them if you want this to be more of a sauce (ie. you're going to use it as a topping or dip).

Herbs - You'll need both fresh mint and dill for this recipe. I think the fresh herbs are essential because they impart so much flavor!

Garlic - You'll need 1 garlic clove that you either finely mince or (preferably) grate. You want it to be almost a paste so that it gives each bite a subtle garlic flavor.

Salt - You'll use a teaspoon of sea salt to finish this dish.

Sliced cucumbers and chopped dill and mint on a black cutting board.
Sliced cucumbers, Greek yogurt, herbs, and sea salt in a large, metal mixing bowl.

More Turkish Recipes to Try

If you love Mediterranean flavors and fresh ingredients, check out some of our other favorite Turkish-inspired recipes.

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Tips for Making this Recipe

Storing Tips - You can save this dish for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Let it come closer to room temperature before serving though.

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Yield: 4 servings

Turkish Cucumber Salad

An overhead shot of Turkish cucumber salad in a black bowl with a silver spoon.

This easy Turkish cucumber salad can be used as a side salad or as a topping or sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the yogurt, cucumbers, mint, dill, garlic, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to fully combine.
  2. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g

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