Tzatziki—that cool, creamy sauce-salad of yogurt and cucumbers—has become synonymous with Greek cuisine. And while the Greeks do their fair share of tzatziki eating, nearly every country in the eastern Mediterranean region boasts their own take on the yogurt-based dish, ranging from soups and salads to sauces and refreshing beverages. Cacik is the Turkish version. In the Eastern Mediterranean, the familiar cacik or tzatziki is made not just with thick yogurt and cucumbers, but also with grated cooked beets, fried eggplants, grated spicy carrots and more.
The following recipes include 6 variations of yogurt dip for a delicious and beautiful assortment of mezze spreads.