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Tzatziki Sauce ( Paleo Vegan)

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time35 mins

Tzatziki is absolutely one of my favouite dips. If you are allergic to dairy or following a paleo or vegan diet this dip is also for you! I learned many years ago from a Swedish friend, yep Swedish, not Greek that incorporating sour cream into the dip is key to getting the perfect taste and texture. I love Greek food more than almost any other cuisine. I have loved it from childhood and always wished I were Greek. This dip can be used to top any Greek inspired dish. I even have used it on top of tacos! Use it as a quick dip for vegetables, tortilla chips or crackers. It will keep well in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. One of the keys to good tzatziki is to get as much liquid out of the cucumber as possible. I recommend using a nut milk bag for this. Ellie's Best makes the best I've ever used (Use code: rocksanddirt for 10% off your order). Active preparation time is only about 10-15 minutes, however if you include the time required to drain the moisture out of the cucumber it will be about 30 minutes. I recommend using English or Persian cucumbers in this, because they are essentially seedless, mild and their skins are so thin so they don't require peeling.

 1 English cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, grated
 1 cup dairy free sour cream ( I use Forager Project)
 ½ cup unsweetened dairy free yogurt (I use Forager Project)
 2 large cloves garlic, finely minced or grated on a microplane grater (my preferred method)
 juice of 1 large lemon (about 1 1/2-2 tbsp)
 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
 fresh or dried dill to taste
1

Place grated cucumber in a nut milk bag or in doubled cheesecloth, sprinkle with a little sea salt and place over a bowl to drain as much as liquid as possible. Allow it to sit at least 20 minutes and then squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber. You can expect a lot of moisture to come out. Get as much liquid out as possible as it is key to the success of the tzatziki.

2

Add the cucumber and the rest of the ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk. Add extra sea salt to taste if needed.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 tbsp

Servings 8