Vegan Tzatziki Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
This vegan tzatziki is a classic Greek dipping sauce and condiment made vegan using plant-based yogurt. Tangy yogurt and lemon are perfectly complemented by the freshly grated cucumber and a bright hit of dill.
Side Dish
Mediterranean
8
ingredients
5
steps
5
minutes
Chef Mike has experience concocting a wide range of ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Indian and Ethiopian options. For the past five years, he has led a variety of cooking workshops, but his specialty lies in crafting ethnic plant-based dishes. Chef Mike has worked in corporate test kitchens for Walmart and Campbells, and he even worked as an on-call assistant to the chef of the Canadian Prime Minister. He is eager to impart his worldly knowledge unto aspiring chefs.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
1 cup(s)
plain plant-based yogurt, see notes 1
2-3
garlic cloves, minced or crushed
2 tblsp
chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoons dried)
2 tblsp
extra-virgin olive oil
1 tblsp
fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1/2
seedless (English) cucumber, unpeeled

Directions 5 steps | 5 Minutes

Step 1

In a small bowl, whisk together the plant-based yogurt, minced garlic, chopped dill, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until combined.

Step 2

Cut the cucumber in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the center with a spoon. Discard the scooped-out center. 

Step 3

Grate the cucumber using the fine side of a box grater. Transfer the grated cucumber to a mesh strainer and press out as much excess moisture as possible using the back of the spoon. Alternately, transfer the grated cucumber to a piece of paper towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out the excess moisture.

Step 4

Add the drained grated cucumber to the yogurt mixture and stir well to combine.

Step 5

Serve and enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Use any brand of unsweetened, plain plant-based yogurt you like!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
107
FAT
8.8 g
PROTEIN
2.5 g
CARBS
5.2 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

13 Jul 2022

As a tzatziki lover with dairy issues, this changed my life. I used vegan Greek yogurt and it was incredible!

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