Healthy Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Healthy Tzatziki Dip Recipe

I love eating abroad, simply because you are opened up to a whole host of new recipes and food inspiration! I’ve just come back from Greece (Santorini) and ate tzatziki (almost) every night. Even though tzatziki is available in UK supermarkets I’ve never actually bought it due to the sheer number of ingredients on the list.

 

Tzatziki is one of the most delicious dips that I’ve ever had and tastes amazing with toasted pitta bread. After sampling a few recipes and speaking to the waiters/chefs I established the base ingredients then set to work!

 

So, to make your own ‘skinny’ style, healthy tzatziki dip, which is packed with protein, carry on reading!

 

 

 

Homemade Tzatziki Dip

Ingredients

  • 500g (large tub) 0% fat Greek yoghurt*
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (& extra for drizzling if desired)
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves or 1/2 tbsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Optional - salt/dill/olive for garnish
  • Pitta bread - to serve

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin of your cucumber with a vegetable peeler before halving and removing the seeds (my cucumber didn't have any!). Grate the cucumber with a cheese greater before draining away the excess liquid using a seive. Blot the remaining cucumber with kitchen paper to remove any moisture (I used a few sheets for this step!).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the Greek yoghurt (drain any liquid first), oil, garlic and vinegar before stirring in your cucumber flesh.
  3. Cover the dip and then chill in the fridge for at least 5 hours (or over night)
  4. Mix well before serving in a fresh bowl (season with salt if required) & sprinkle with dill. Pop an olive on top and serve with toasted pitta bread.. delicious!
  5. Optional - drizzle with extra virgin olive oil!

Notes

*To make this dip higher in calories use full fat Greek yoghurt (or 2% fat which is what they used in Greece)

 This dip will keep in the fridge for ~5 days.. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! - it goes great with a Greek Salad too!

Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5 g

8%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g

1%

Protein 9 g

18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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4 Comments

  1. July 25, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Ooh this looks amazingly good! 🙂

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 26, 2013 / 5:46 am

      Thanks Rosie! It really is delicious – crazy how the simple flavours go SO WELL together! x

  2. Rachael Alfonso
    July 25, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    This looks so yummy!! I’m going to make this at the weekend to go with some lamb shish kebabs I’ve got!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 26, 2013 / 5:27 am

      Oooh that sounds delicious Rach! I’m posting a recipe for marinated lamb kebabs next week so look out for it! Nic x

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