Is Tzatziki Vegan?
If you consider yourself a dip connoisseur then you’re probably very familiar with tzatziki – but is this garlicky, cucumber dip suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.
What is tzatziki?
Tzatziki is a Greek dip that’s popular across the world. It’s similar to other dishes in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, namely ovdukh from the Caucasus mountains and Iranian mast o khiar.
The dish is generally made of yoghurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice and salt for seasoning and flavoured with herbs like dill, mint parsley or even thyme. Tzatziki is usually served as part of mezze and eaten with bread or fried aubergine or courgette.
Is tzatziki vegan?
Traditionally speaking, no, tzatziki isn’t vegan-friendly as it has historically been made with dairy yoghurt, however, it’s just as simple to make a plant-based version with all the same flavours and textures.
Vegan tzatziki recipe
Check out our Food Editor, Val’s recipe for creamy vegan tzatziki. The perfect party dip for crisps, sliced vegetables and breadsticks.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.