Ellen's Yogurt with Cucumber, Garlic, and Dill

Ellen Gelbard used to make this. After she died, her daughters Rachel and Monica served it at a gathering at her house. We asked for the recipe. Very good and easy to make.

This is almost the same as Greek tzatziki except it has dill which makes it the Turkish dish called Cacik.

The Recipe


  1. Squeeze out and discard excess water from the grated cucumber. (Can use a sieve or a hand towel.)
  2. In mixing bowl mix the cucumber and yoghurt.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Serve with chips, pita, or pita chips. However you'd serve tzatziki.

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