Yogurt, Labne, Cucumber, Dry Dill, Served with Bread


Yogurt is always nearby when food is served on a Turkish table. The flavor complements the typical flavors of Turkish cuisine well; it is creamy but light and slightly tangy.

Tzatziki is a meze or side dish made with yogurt and cucumbers. Usually, dried mint and garlic are used to flavor it; dill is used less frequently. It can be compared to a cucumber-based Turkish yoghurt sauce.

Because it’s a straightforward recipe, the best results depend heavily on the quality of the ingredients. That especially applies to the yoghurt and cucumbers.