So I know I’m not the only one who loves gyros. That greasy yummy meat, on fluffy pita, with feta, and of course that glorious sauce! YUM! Tzatziki is a game changer. It is cool and refreshing and even if you think you won’t or don’t like it trust me you will!!
Since I have been gluten free, that delicious sauce has been missing from my life. So I have been on the quest to make my own perfect tzatziki sauce. I have created the best recipe out there. AND…..I am about to give it to YOU!
Before I get into the recipe let me tell you why you need to make this sauce. The best part about my tzatziki is you’re getting rid of those nasty oils (soybean) found in traditional salad dressings and replacing with good fat, like olive oil. You are upping your protein intake which helps you feel fuller longer, and you’re adding in good bacteria with the yogurt to help feed your good gut bugs. PLUS on top of it all this recipe is super easy.
Most other tzatziki recipes you find require salting, draining and lots of time preparing the cucumbers. NOBODY has time for that. My recipe is super simple, requires very few ingredients and you just dump and stir! You are going to find that this will soon be your go to sauce for dipping, dunking, spreading, and for just about anything!
Prep and total time spent: 5 minutes or less
Recipe Serves: 10 (if you are anything like my family you will want to make a double batch)
Serving Size: 2 Tbs
1 cup full fat Greek Gods Traditional plain yogurt
¼ English cucumber or approximately ½ cup chopped
1/4th tsp distilled white vinegar
½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp dried dill weed
½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Chop English cucumber and set aside. (We like big chunks, but you can chop, or mince as you desire)
- In a bowl combine yogurt, vinegar, salt, dill, garlic powder, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Add cucumber to yogurt mixture and stir.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve..
This recipe can be made ahead for more flavor, or used immediately if you are in a rush. I have tried several Greek yogurts but have found full fat Greek Gods traditional to be the very best for this recipe.
Slather it on a burger to make it Greek style, try it on Steak or use as a dip for vegetables you could even just eat it with a spoon.
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Approximate Nutritional facts:
Total fat: 3.5 gm
Carbohydrates: 1.7 gm
Sodium: 71.1 mg
Protein: 0.9 gm
Sugar: 1.6 gm
Fiber: 0 gm