Cacik or Tzatziki, the famous cool, creamy cucumber yogurt sauce has so many uses, a spread, a dip or a sauce.
In a mixing bowl, combine cucumbers and garlic. (Don’t add any cucumber juices to the bowl.) Add salt to taste. Mix in yogurt – best when refrigerated for an hour.
Transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with mint or dill and drizzle olive oil on top.
Vary with parsley, lemon or a dash or red wine vinegar.
If you don’t have Greek yogurt, strain plain yogurt in a cloth or paper towel-lined strainer eight hours or overnight.