Yogurt Salad (Jajeek)

8 mins (prep 8)
5 ingredients
2 servings
This is a staple in our home. A simple salad that is made throughout the Middle East, Arabian influenced African countries such as Sudan were it is called Salatet Zabady bil Ajur & the Mediterranean. It is served as a mezza or salad side dish. It is especially good as a cool sauce to be paired with hot rice dishes as we do. Timman Z'affaran (Iraqi Saffron Rice With Meat), for example. Modified from Delights from the Garden of Eden by Nawal Nasrallah. Prep time does not include 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

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  • 1 cup plain balkan yogurt (thick yogurt, though you could use regular if you wish to)
  • 1 cup cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced and crushed
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint, crushed (optional, but i do like to add it depending what it is served with)


Serving Size (239.1 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 92.14 Calories from Fat 35.82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.98g 12.25%
Saturated Fat 2.52g 25.25%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 15.38mg 10.25%
Sodium 57.04mg 4.75%
Total Carbohydrate 10.3g 6.87%
Dietary Fiber 0.62 g 4.98%
Sugars 7.5 g %
Protein 4.97g 19.88%
Vitamin A 241.47IU% Vitamin C 4.37mg%
Calcium 164.79mg% Iron 0.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
plain, dried mint