Cacik (Turkish yoghurt soup)
1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
2-3 cups good yoghurt
1-2 cups cold water
1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
pinch sea salt
dill or mint for garnish
Mix yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and salt together. Add cold water to the consistency of a thick soup. Serve cold with fresh dill or mint. Serve with a chick pea dish such as hummus and flat bread or cold spicy chick peas for a cooling summer meal.
For other options, try some cumin or smoked paprika on the soup as well.
Courtesy of chef Karen Peters.