Jajic (Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad)

Jajic (Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad)

Jajic is a popular cucumber yogurt salad, widely prepared in Middle Eastern countries. It is very similar to yogurt-based salads or dips such as cacik, tzatziki, or raita. It is often served with rice and grilled meat dishes.

Jajic in a bowl
Yield: 6 servings
  • 3-5 Persian cucumbers OR 1 large cucumber, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, chopped*
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, gently rubbed under running water, finely chopped OR 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, gently rubbed under running water, finely chopped*
  • 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. Serve chilled with meat and fish dishes, or as a dip with pita bread.
  4. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

*To serve the salad as a dip, grate cucumbers instead of chopping. 
**Substitute or add more fresh herbs to taste, such as parsley, cilantro, or chives. 


Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1/2 cup):
  • Calories 30
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 15mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Total Sugars 2g, includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 0%
  • Potassium 2%
Nutrition Software Used: 
ESHA Food Processor


This recipe was created in collaboration with Community Crops and Yazidi Project