I’ve always been a fan of Tzatziki Sauce. There’s something about this cool, creamy mix of sour cream, cucumber, herbs and spices that gets my taste buds kicking.
I’m also a fan of making foods I love a bit healthier. So I came up with my own version of Tzatziki Sauce that’s a little less fattening. I swap the sour cream for low-fat Greek yogurt. It may not be as thick as traditional Tzatziki Sauce but it’s still delicious and flavorful.
It’s great on gyros or used as a dip with veggies or pita chips.
WHAT YOU NEED:
– 2 cups Low-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (We prefer Cabot brand.)
– 1/2 of a large Cucumber
– 1 tsp fresh Dill, chopped
– 5 Garlic Cloves
– 1/2 of a Lemon
– 1 tsp Olive Oil
– A dash of Salt
– A dash of Ground Black Pepper
Place Greek yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Dice cucumber very finely.
Add cucumber to mixing bowl.
Crush garlic with garlic press. If you don’t have a garlic press (like us), chop garlic very finely.
Also add garlic to mixing bowl.
Juice the lemon directly into the mixing bowl.
Sprinkle enough salt and pepper, to taste, in the mixing bowl.
Add dill to mixing bowl. (We used dill from a squeeze bottle, however, I prefer to use fresh chopped dill.)
Add olive oil to mixing bowl.
Stir all ingredients together.
You can serve after all ingredients are combined. But for best results, I like to let the sauce sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so.
Tzatziki Sauce is quick and easy crowd-pleaser. Serve along side a bowl of pita chips and you’ve got a healthy appetizer that everyone will rave about!
We also love to drizzle it on top of Kerri’s Homemade Chickpea Burgers – it gives them a Mediterranean flare. (P.S. – if Chickpea Burgers sound intriguing to you, they’ll be featured in a future blog!)
Hope you all find many ways to enjoy my Tzatziki Sauce!