Classic Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Dill


This classic dairy-free tzatziki uses cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, dill and non-dairy yogurt for a simple vegan condiment that goes well with falafel, veggies, or even falafel burgers. A touch of olive oil is added for richness and body, but isn’t essential.

Classic Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Dill

Special Diet Notes & Options: Classic Dairy-Free Tzatziki

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Just use caution when selecting your yogurt. We like this dairy-free tzatziki made with unsweetened plain coconut milk yogurt.

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Classic Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Dill
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Note that the prep time does not include overnight chilling. The flavors develop if you let this dip refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain or unsweetened dairy-free yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • Lemon pepper, to taste
  1. Sprinkle cucumber with salt and let drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. Whisk the cucumber and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, adding lemon pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.

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