Being dairy-free doesn’t mean skipping the tzatziki sauce! Check out this refreshing twist to traditional tzatziki with dairy-free yogurt, lime and mint!
Greek food is one of those cuisines that everyone seems to agrees on. There are so many delicious flavors and fresh ingredients in Greek food that it always ends up being the perfect option when deciding on what to eat. And the best part of Greek food for me? The tzatziki! Between the dill and the cucumber and the creaminess of the yogurt, oh my gosh, it’s pretty much my favorite sauce. Who doesn’t love tzatziki sauce?
When we recently went dairy-free due to my daughter’s milk allergy, I’ve had to get creative in kitchen. But luckily with this recipe you don’t have to get too creative. That’s because Silk has a line of dairy-free yogurt alternatives that are absolutely delicious. The newest line is made of almond milk, and they have so many flavors from peach to dark chocolate coconut!
A few of the reasons I love Silk are summed up here:
- Silk Almondmilk yogurt blends the goodness of almondmilk and fruit with live and active cultures for a delicious snack
- Each cup has 5g of protein from California Almonds
- All of Silk’s products are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan, and Gluten-Free
In addition, Silk yogurt alternatives contain between 10%-20% DV (depending on the flavor) for calcium per serving! Trying to find dairy-free yogurts that have calcium is actually how I originally discovered Silk brand yogurt alternatives. Since my daughter was lacking calcium in her diet, I was so happy when I checked out the label for Silk brand yogurt alternative.
For this recipe, I went with the plain yogurt, of course, and it’s not just a substitute. The almond milk yogurt actually elevates the tzatziki sauce! I started off with the traditional ingredients, including dill and cucumber, and then went a step further and mixed in chopped mint and squeezed lime instead of lemon. Check out the recipe below!
- 2 cups Silk Plain Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
- 1/2 cucumber, diced (English or Hothouse preferred)
- 2 Tablespoons of lime juice (or juice of one small lime)
- 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1/2 Tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (for cucumber)
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- salt/pepper to taste
- Placed diced cucumber with salt between towels to dry out the water. Set aside for 10-20 minutes.
- Combine yogurt with all ingredients, including the cucumber when ready.
- Add salt/pepper to taste.
What would you use tzatziki sauce on? Share in the comments below!