Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Fresh Mint


Some tzatziki recipes use dill, some mint, some both. This dairy-free tzatziki has combines just fresh mint with the cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice and non-dairy yogurt for a fresh-tasting vegan condiment. It’s perfect for falafels, but can also be used as a dip of veggie burger sauce.

Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Fresh Mint (vegan, gluten-free, optionally soy-free recipe)

Special Diet Notes and Option: 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.

Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Fresh Mint
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Recipe shared with us by Jackie of the Vegan Diet, originally created by Jolinda Hackett, Your Guide to Vegetarian Cuisine at About.com. Note that the prep time does not including chilling.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 cups plain or unsweetened dairy-free yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Made this tonight with almond yogurt (could not find plain coconut yogurt) and it was excellent! Even my non vegan friends were raving about it. Thank you for the recipe!

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