Rich and creamy tzatziki that’s high in flavour and nutrients, but low in calories. Use it as a healthy and high protein dip or spread!

   Thick & Creamy Tzatziki | Haute & Healthy Living

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this yet, but I absolutely LOVE Greek food.

If I’m ever struggling to come up with a meal idea, usually I’ll do Greek.

There’s just something about those flavours….

Yumm…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it..

Thick & Creamy Tzatziki | Haute & Healthy Living

Several weeks ago, Matt and I made a Greek-style meal with lemon and garlic marinated chicken, this heavenly Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad, homemade baked pita chips and tzatziki.

It turned out so good! I will get around to posting all of the recipes eventually! Bear with me..

Now in my opinion, a meal is not a Greek meal without some tzatziki.

Thick & Creamy Tzatziki | Haute & Healthy Living

I love tzatziki because it tastes rich and creamy, but it’s actually quite light when considering its overall caloric content. Plus it’s packed full of calcium and protein!

So basically, it’s the perfect dip or spread.

I love using it to dip veggies or pita chips in, or evening serving it alongside some chicken to jazz it up a bit.

Thick & Creamy Tzatziki | Haute & Healthy Living

It also tastes amazing on burgers.

More to come on this in another post.

So yeah, tzatziki is where it’s at.

Thick & Creamy Tzatziki

Yield: Makes approximately 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled (1 cup grated and drained)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped finely
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Measure out the yogurt into a metal strainer or coffee filter in a medium bowl. Place in the refrigerator and allow liquid to strain from the yogurt for several hours. Set aside.
  2. Peel and grate the cucumber. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a metal strainer. It may help to use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out any excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine shredded cucumber, garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, dill, chives and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Adapted from Skinny Taste 

Nutrients per serving (per ¼ cup of tzatziki)

Servings: 8 • Calories: 19 • Fat: 0 g • Carbohydrates: 3 g • Fibre: 0 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 1 g • Sodium: 13 mg • Cholesterol: 1 mg

Elysia, XOXO