Healthy Tzatziki Dip Recipe

2013-07-25
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 5:0 h

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!

 

Ingredients

  • 500g (large tub) 0% fat Greek yoghurt*
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 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

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

 

Tzatziki Recipe

 

 

Method

Step 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!).

Step 2

In a bowl, mix together the Greek yoghurt (drain any liquid first), oil, garlic and vinegar before stirring in your cucumber flesh.

Step 3

Cover the dip and then chill in the fridge for at least 5 hours (or over night)

Step 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!

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 Santorini Salad too!

 

Tzatziki Home Made Dip

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

photo_1-2*Tzatziki topped Salmon with Crushed Ryvita

Tzatziki

Healthy Tzatziki

Tzatziki*with Falafel too!

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    91Kcal
  • Carbs

    4g
  • Protein

    9g
  • Fat

    4.6g

Recipe Comments

Comments (4)

  1. posted by Rosie on July 25, 2013

    Ooh this looks amazingly good! :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 26, 2013

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

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  2. posted by Rachael Alfonso on July 25, 2013

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

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 26, 2013

      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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