Getting Saucy with Chef Nicole: Tzatziki for Every Belly
Recipe type: sauce, dip, condiment
Cuisine: Greek, Californian
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Serves: 1½ cups
I love this creamy, herby sauce! But I wanted to make a variation for those who are not into dairy.
  • 1 c greek yogurt/labneh/creme fraiche/coconut cream collected from a can of full-fat coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and minced or shredded
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (zest lemon before juicing!)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Use creme fraiche for the most Keto-friendly dairy option, coconut cream to make it Paleo, vegan, and/or dairy-free. Enjoy immediately or transfer to a small, lidded container. Will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Chef Nicole Poirier at