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Vegan Tzatziki

Last Updated on November 27, 2022

This Vegan Tzatziki is my favorite vegan sauce. It’s creamy, light, and zesty. It’s also dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly.

pour vegan tzatziki sauce on a sandwich
This is the vegan tzatziki recipe everyone is looking for!

It’s perfect to pair with Jerusalem salad, Vegan Fajitas, Vegan Chilli, Vegan fish fingers, and Falafel Gyro.

Vegan Tzatziki Sauce?

Tzatziki is a cucumber and yogurt-based sauce commonly served in Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. The Middle Eastern countries of Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, Lebanon and Albania…etc., all have their own version of this zesty and bright sauce.

Usually, It’s made of yogurt, mixed with grated cucumbers, crushed garlic, salt, citric juice, and fresh herbs. It can be served as a dipping sauce or spread for sandwiches and wraps.

a spoonful of tzatziki sauce

It is so refreshing and appetizing. I like to spread vegan Tzatziki onto my sandwiches and finger foods. It’s so versatile and is also perfect to serve alongside grilled vegetables.

P.S. For this dairy-free tzatziki, we gonna replace Greek yogurt with plant-based yogurt to make our plant-based, dairy-free version. Yes, it is that simple! 😁 

What does it taste like?

a bowl of mixed vegan tzatziki

You might wonder what Tzatziki tastes like? Tzatziki is a mild, mellow, and subtle taste sauce. It doesn’t change the flavor of the food that it is paired with, but the fresh citrusy flavor from lemon or lime and the refreshing mouth-feel from grated cucumbers do give the food light refreshment and also balance out strong aromatic flavors.

What is Vegan Tzatziki made of?

The ingredients we need for our vegan tzatziki are in the picture down below.

ingredient list for vegan tzatziki
  • Cucumbers- here I use Lebanese cucumbers, I made this recipe with continental cucumbers, and it worked great too. I simply squeeze out the liquid from the cucumbers by hand and without adding salt. I didn’t add salt to cucumbers because I like the crunch bites from my cucumbers.
  • Vegan Greek Yogurt- For those who don’t have access to vegan Greek yogurt, you can simply make it at home.
  • Fresh Herbs– For Tzatziki sauce, you have to use fresh herbs. You can use fresh mint, dill, parsley, and thyme. Here I only use fresh chopped mint as it’s my favorite herb when it comes to Tzatziki sauce.
  • Garlic- fresh garlic minced or crushed.
  • EVO– extra virgin olive oil is to drizzle on the top, this can be optional.
  • Lime– you can use lime or lemon, it’s up to personal preference.
  • Salt– season to taste.
vegan tzatziki ingredeints in a bowl
Assemble the ingredients for homemade Vegan Tzatziki sauce.

How to make Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

four steps of how to make vegan tzatziki
  1. To grate cucumbers by using the large holes of the box grater.
  2. Drain the excess juice from the grated cucumber by pressing down on it over a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. ( Alternatively, you could use a cotton cloth and gently squeeze until all the moisture is out.)
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until everything is well combined.
  4. Taste test to see if you need to add any extra herbs, lemon juice, or salt. Serve immediately or let it chill in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze it?

You can store your homemade vegan tzatziki sauce in the fridge, It will last for about 3 days before it starts going bad.

Yes, you can freeze it. However, the cucumbers tend to get mushy after defrosting. If you do freeze your homemade Tzatziki sauce, make sure to store it in an airtight container, and stir well before using.

pour tzatziki onto falafel sandwich
Always check up to see if there are any signs of spoilage before serving.

Enjoy this homemade Vegan Tzatziki!

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a spoonful of tzatziki sauce

Vegan Tatziki

This Vegan Tzatziki is creamy, light, and zesty. Also dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 300 ml
Calories: 194kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Grated Cucumber (Note1)
  • 1 Cup Plant-Based Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced, or 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp Mint fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ea Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp EVO drizzle on the top, optional

Instructions

  • To grate cucumbers by using the large holes of the box grater.
  • Drain the excess juice from the grated cucumber by pressing down on it over a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. ( Alternatively, you could use a cotton cloth and gently squeeze until all the moisture is out.)
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until everything is well combined.
  • Taste test to see if you need to add any extra herbs, lemon juice, or salt. Serve immediately or let it chill in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

(Note1)- here I use Lebanese cucumbers, I made this recipe with continental cucumbers, and it worked great too. I simply squeeze out the liquid from the cucumbers by hand and without adding salt. I didn’t add salt to cucumbers because I like the crunch bites from my cucumbers.

Nutrition

Serving: 300ml | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1240mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1008IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 1mg

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