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Jajik Cucumber yogurt and mint salad

Jajik (Cucumber, yogurt & mint salad)

Jajik is a refreshing yogurt salad made with cucumbers, mint and garlic. It's the perfect side to serve with grilled meat or rice. It's easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Must try!
Course Salad
Cuisine middle eastern
Keyword cucumber yogurt salad, Jajik
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 large English cucumber or 3 small cucumbers roughly 2 cups chopped
  • 1 cup whole plain yogurt
  • 1.5 tablespoons dry mint or substitute with fresh
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large garlic clove optional
  • Drizzle of olive oil


  • Wash and dry the cucumber, then using a teaspoon, spoon out the seeds from the inside. This is optional but it ensures the salad doesn't get watery, especially if you're leaving it in the fridge for a while
  • Finely dice the cucumber to your desired size. I like mine chunky, but you can adjust this. If you want it to be more like a dip, you can grate the cucumber
  • Mix together the yogurt, cucumber, mint, salt, and garlic. Taste and adjust. Raw garlic can have a strong taste, so if you're not a fan you can skip it or use garlic powder for a more subtle taste
  • Serve chilled with a drizzle of olive oil


  • Fresh garlic is optional in this recipe, but I find it adds amazing flavour. If you're not a huge fan of garlic, I would either skip it or use garlic powder for a subtle taste
  • Adjust the size of the cucumber to your liking. You can also grate it to make it more like a dip