Vegan tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, photographed with thyme, olives, and red onion.

Vegan Tzatziki

Vegan tzatziki can pull any Greek, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern meal together. It’s a creamy yogurt-based dip loaded with the fresh flavors of cucumber, lemon, garlic and dill.

It often acts as the perfect complement to hot dishes because of it’s cooling effect. In Indian cuisine its counterpart is raita – another creamy yogurt based dip.

How To Make Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Some plant based tzatziki sauce has the tendency to be runny, flavorless and a little bland. Not this one! It all starts with a creamy base of vegan sour cream and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

To make sure the sauce isn’t runny, put a small amount of the sour cream and lemon juice mixture in a small bowl and add guar gum. Stir until there are no clumps, then add into the larger mixing bowl. This will help give body to the sauce.

Next, comes the addition of cucumber, chopped garlic, salt and fresh speckles of dill to add a bite of herbaceous flavor!

Simply mix everything together and you’ll have a tasty sauce ready to slather onto anything in your kitchen.

Thicken up the tzatziki sauce with guar gum – a natural food additive that can thicken and bind a variety of foods.

The finished tzatziki sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days and is the perfect dip for tapas plates with julienned carrots, bell peppers, olives and pita bread. If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a review below and tag #plantbaseddogguy in your social media posts.

Feeling inspired to make other Greek dishes? Try making this simple Vegan Green Feta Salad and this decadent Vegan Baklava recipe.

Vegan tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, photographed with thyme, olives, and red onion.
Yield: 1.5 Cups

Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make the creamiest vegan tzatziki sauce. This easy recipe is an explosion of authentic greek flavors, without the dairy.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream, Plain
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 5 Sprigs Fresh Dill
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Guar Gum

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN TZATZIKI SAUCE

  1. Combine Better Than Sour Cream and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Take a small amount of the creamy mixture and place in a small bowl. Add guar gum and stir until there are no clumps. Add to the larger bowl when smooth.
  3. Peel and dice the cucumber. Add this to the cream mixture.
  4. Next, chop the garlic and add to the bowl.
  5. Finely chop the dill and mix into the cream mixture.
  6. The add the salt in and stir.
  7. In under 15 minutes you've made a delicious tzatziki sauce to spread on everything.

Notes

  • This tzatziki sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Give it a quick stir to wake it up before eating

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

3 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving Calories 85Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gSodium 160mgSugar 2gProtein 1g

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