Tzatziki

  • 5MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 46KCAL

Add the flavours of a Mediterranean summer holiday to your plate in minutes with this refreshing Tzatziki dip. Enjoy it as it is with crunchy vegetable sticks or pitta bread, or use it to cool down marinated meats and liven up salads!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories46
  • Carbs3.2g
  • Protein7.2g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars3.1g

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Inspired by the popular dip from Greece (we could eat it with a spoon!), we’ve made our Tzatziki dip to be just as refreshing and tasty as the original, without the calories! Serve it with sticks of colourful, crunchy vegetables or pitta bread for a summer holiday inspired starter.

With zesty lemon and fresh cucumber juices, this light dip will freshen up your plate in an instant. The best part? You can rustle it up in minutes! We’ve used a short list of easy-to-find ingredients too, so there’s no messing around at the shops.

As it’s so fresh and mild, Tzatziki pairs really well with anything that needs a bit of cooling down. Most famously, it makes a dreamy combo with marinated lamb kebabs or chops, but there’s no need to stop there. Why not try it with a chicken kebab or salad?

What diets is this Tzatziki suitable for?

This Tzatziki recipe is suitable for gluten-free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made dairy free and vegan as long as you swap out the following ingredients for non-dairy, vegan-friendly versions; 

  • Fat free thick Greek yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Tzatziki?

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Do you need any special ingredients to make Tzatziki?

Our recipe uses really simple, easy to find ingredients! It’d definitely make your life easier to have a coarse grater to hand, as it’ll make sure your cucumber is as finely grated as possible. 

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A coarse grater is quick and easy to use for this recipe and many more!

Combine your ingredients evenly in a small bowl.

How many calories are in this Tzatziki?

There are 46 calories per portion in this Tzatziki, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Tzatziki is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Grate the cucumber onto a plate using a coarse grater. Place the grated cucumber in the centre of a clean tea towel. Gather up the edges to enclose the grated cucumber and squeeze over a small bowl, to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the juices and place the squeezed cucumber in the small bowl.

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Step 2

Add the yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, mint, dill and salt. Stir until evenly combined. Serve at once or cover and chill until ready to serve.

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What could I serve with this Tzatziki?

Our Tzatziki works really well when served as a dip with vegetable sticks or pitta bread. Or serve it alongside any of the tasty dishes below…

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How do you know when Tzatziki is ready?

You’ll need to mix all of the ingredients until they’re evenly combined. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

How long can you keep Tzatziki in the fridge?

Make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  

You can keep leftovers of Tzatziki in the fridge for approximately 1-2 days or so. 

Can I freeze Tzatziki?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe as the cucumber will go all mushy! You can store it in the fridge for a couple of days.

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Tzatziki

Add the flavours of a Mediterranean summer holiday to your plate in minutes with this refreshing Tzatziki dip!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 46
  • Carbs 3.2G

Ingredients

  • 250 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 200 g cucumber skin left on and seeds left in
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint stalks removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill stalks removed and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sea salt

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Instructions

  1. Grate the cucumber onto a plate using a coarse grater. Place the grated cucumber in the centre of a clean tea towel. Gather up the edges to enclose the grated cucumber and squeeze over a small bowl, to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the juices and place the squeezed cucumber in the small bowl.
  2. Add the yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, mint, dill and salt. Stir until evenly combined. Serve at once or cover and chill until ready to serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: It's important to squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the grated cucumber – you don’t want your Tzatziki to be watery!

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RachelTuesday 19th April 2022

Love the new tzasiki recipe ladies…thank you

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    HollyThursday 21st April 2022

    Hi Rachel, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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