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Cucumber salad (Turkish name: Cacik, pronounced Jajik)
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Contributed by: from Janet Berketa blogAdded: Mar 14, 2008 at 02:35 PM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • cucumber
  • garlic
  • sea salt
  • yogurt
How to make it:
  1. Cut a cucumber into very tiny pieces (some people in Turkey grate the cucumber but I donít) and place these into a suitable size bowl.
  2. Chop finely or crush one medium-sized clove of garlic and add to the chopped cucumber
  3. Add salt to taste (be careful not to overdo here)
  4. Cover with several spoonfuls of fresh plain yogurt. If itís very thick, I add a tiny amount of water to thin it slightly. Stir.
  5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cucumber1 ,2 ,3 N N B B N N A A
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Yogurt2 N N B N B B A A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 06, 2009 at 03:36 PM By: Rodney