I live in Turkey and love ordering haydari at restaurants or picking it up from the deli section at the market. It is a thick and tangy Turkish yogurt dip best served with meat kebab and pita bread.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a colander with two layers of cheesecloth and place over a medium bowl. Place the yogurt on the cheesecloth and cover the colander with plastic wrap. Allow yogurt to drain 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Scoop the drained yogurt into a mixing bowl. Mash the garlic cloves with the salt into a fine paste; mix into the yogurt. Stir the dill, parsley, and cream cheese into the yogurt and garlic mixture. Spread onto a dish and garnish with the mint leaves to serve.

Nutrition Facts

92.1 calories; 4.5 g protein; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 18.9 mg cholesterol; 88.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
Different from other yogurt dips I have made...the cream cheese really makes it smooth and delectable...Old and young loved it.. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
Different from other yogurt dips I have made...the cream cheese really makes it smooth and delectable...Old and young loved it.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2011
Normally cream cheese is not one of the ingredients but it can work to firm watery yogurt used in Europe/Usa etc. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2012
My Turkish friend makes it with Olive Oil chillis salt & pepper to taste. The best and freshest Greek or homemade yoghurt; quality Olive Oil and Feta are ideal. We love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2013
Wow and wow! I made this over the weekend and simply loved it! I make my own yogurt cheese quite often and enjoy coming across new ways to use it. I know I will be making it again and often. I didn t bother with the cream cheese just didn t feel it was a necessary ingredient. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
i have nothing to compare it to but everyone who tired it loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2013
Very good. Followed recipe as written and this turned out nicely. Thanks Read More
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