Greek sauce that will transform any dish

Traditional Greek-cold sauce snack cacık - is a gentle, fragrant miracle. He is good with warm bread, potatoes, served in fried fish, with the meat on the grill, vegetables and salads.

Website shares with you the secrets of cooking delicious refreshing sauce with which you can eat anything you want.

We'll need:

a large cucumber < / 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp. l. quality olive oil 500 g unsweetened thick yogurt a small bunch of fresh dill a few sprigs of fresh mint 1 lemon 1 hour. l. dried mint (optional)


Разрежьте cucumber lengthwise and scrape the seeds with a spoon, as they contain most of the water. Rub the remaining grated cucumber. Put the shredded cucumber in a sieve, sieve put on a plate and add a little sea salt. Stir and leave for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator to allow the juice to drain. It is best to mix periodically pushing the liquid with a spoon. In the meantime, you need to peel and finely grate or crush garlic, then mix it with the oil in a large bowl. You can give the infusion of garlic a few hours, so that the oil was burning intensely, but this is not essential. When most of the liquid is drained from the grated cucumber, cucumber should be put on a towel and gently pat dry. Connect with garlic mixture, then add the yogurt and stir until smooth. Add the chopped dill and mint leaves, lemon juice squeezed.
Season with salt to taste. Excellent sauce is ready. You can bring to the table!

few tricks in Greece using natural, squeezed through cheesecloth yogurt without flavorings. But you can replace it with a thick mixture of sour cream or cream and ordinary unsweetened yogurt. Or you can hang drinking yoghurt overnight in cheesecloth, folded in several layers to glass excess whey, and after adding to it the rest of the ingredients according to the recipe.
You can show a little imagination and revive cacık peppers or slices of fresh chilli. You can even cook the sauce with pickles.



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