Fat-Free Tzatziki-Homemade is So Easy!
The Greeks eat Tzatziki pronounced “tuh·zee·kee.” with almost everything, and with good reason!
But does Fat-Free Tzatziki taste as good? Yes, this Fat-Free Tzatziki recipe does! I really think this is the best Tzatziki recipe with or without fat!
With Greek yogurt as the base of every authentic Tzatziki recipe, it’s healthy and a good source of protein.
I use non-fat Greek yogurt to make it even healthier and Fat-Free Tzatziki! Fat-Free Tzatziki is every bit and delicious, refreshing and cooling as an authentic Tzatziki recipe. It has all of the protein without the usual Tzatziki calories ( 33 calories versus 84 per serving. That’s 51 less calories per ¼ cup!).
Not only does Fat-Free Tzatziki sauce compliment many traditional dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, but it’s cool and refreshing! Whether your cooling down the heat of a spicy dish, or trying to survive the heat of a summer day, Fat-Free Tzatziki fits the bill!
Serve Fat-Free Tzatziki sauce with kebabs, gyros, or Mediterranean Lamb, or with pita as an appetizer. You can buy Tzatziki sauce, but homemade is better and healthier, especially Fat Free Tzatziki!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, this is an EASY Tzatziki sauce! Really-it just takes a few minutes, and it’s worth it!
Fat-Free Tzatziki Recipe
1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup cucumber, grated or thin quarter moons
1. Mix non fat yogurt and lemon juice in a bowl.
2. Add dill, garlic, and salt and stir well until combined well.
3. Add in cucumber, stir, and marvel at how easy that was!
Fat Free Tzatziki Tips
Since this is a simple recipe with few ingredients, it is important to use high quality ingredients. Here are my thoughts on each ingredient:
1. Use a trusted brand you like, this is the base of your recipe! If you don’t like the Greek yogurt, you will not like the Fat Free Tzatziki.
2. Use fresh squeezed lemon juice, or a brand that you know and trust.
3. Fresh dill is a must. If you cannot get fresh dill, I would add fresh parsley and/or mint before using dried.
4. I am not a fan of buying crushed garlic or minced garlic. Already peeled is fine, but chop it fresh.
5. I prefer kosher or sea salt.
6. Make sure your cucumber is fresh. I like English or Persian cucumbers for this, but any will work.
What to Serve with Fat Free Tzatziki?
Of course it’s a must for gyros and can be added to just about any sandwich except PB&J.
If you’d like a sauce for Mediterranean Lamb, or any grilled meat, Fat-Free Tzatziki pairs well.
Vegetarians will enjoy it with Greek Salad, Hummus, and tabbouleh. Or add some pita and you have a mezze platter.