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Jajik is a delicious Middle Eastern yogurt sauce with cucumber, garlic and dried mint, perfect to accompany so many dishes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 70kcal


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 16 oz plain yogurt 500 g, 2 cups
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste


  • Grate the cucumbers, and squeeze out any extra water. Alternately, you can finely diced the tomatoes. No need to peel in either case.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, dried mint and salt. Taste, and adjust seasoning as you like.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve!



You can use more garlic if you like- I like mine extra garlicky so usually add an extra clove or two.
I use regular yogurt, usually whole milk but have made this with low fat yogurt successfully.
You can easily double this recipe (or halve it). It keeps well in the fridge and the flavor actually develops more overnight.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg