- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cooking Time: N/A
- Serves: 4 (50g servings)
- Difficulty: Easy
Tzatziki can be made vegan very easily with the simple substitution of Greek yoghurt for a dairy-free alternative, such as coconut yoghurt or a soy-based option. In this case, we have gone for Oatly’s Creamy Oat Fraiche, which we think gives the perfect flavour and consistency for Tzatziki, leaving even your dairy-loving friends unable to tell the difference!
- 1/2 cucumber finely chopped or grated
- 1 pot Oatly Creamy Oat Fraiche (or 200g of dairy-free yoghurt)
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- Generous handful of fresh dill finely chopped
- Splash of good quality extra virgin olive oil
- Generous pinch of sea salt
- Small sprinkling of black pepper
- Juice of half a lemon
This dairy-free Tzatziki recipe uses Oatly Creamy Oat Fraiche, however, you could also use your favourite dairy-free yoghurt. Feel free to add extra lemon, garlic and dill based on your taste preferences.
This easy Vegan Tzatziki can be put together in 10 minutes or less and doesn’t involve too many dishes, which we think is a win!
- Start with your “yoghurt” base, such as Oatly Creamy Oat Fraiche, and pop it in a mixing bowl.
- Chop or grate cucumber to your liking and add it to the bowl with your base. Some people prefer bigger chunks, whereas others just want the flavour of cucumber without the crunch.
- Grate two garlic cloves using a fine grater. You can also just give it a fine chop it if you don’t have one or use a lemon zester. If you are a big garlic fan, you may wish to add extra.
- Finely chop and add a generous handful of fresh dill. If you don’t like dill, you could always go for mint. Dried dill also works, but the fresh variety will give your Tzatziki that extra something.
- Add a splash of good quality extra virgin olive oil to the bowl, approximately 1 tbsp more or less, depending on your preference.
- Add a healthy pinch of sea salt and a small bit of black pepper. If you don’t like black pepper, you can leave this one out entirely.
- Juice half a lemon straight into the bowl. You could also add a little lemon zest (maybe 1 tsp) if you like a more lemony Tzatziki.
- Give it all a stir and a whirl and voila! You’ve got yourself a vegan-friendly tzatziki that tastes exactly like regular tzatziki. Your non-vegan friends won’t know the difference.