Looking for something to top those veggie patties I posted earlier? Hell are you just looking for a fresh, healthy dip that you can put on EVERYTHING? Look no further.

One of the first rules of the starving artist is to never buy anything in the store that you can make better and cheaper yourself… unless you don’t feel like making it. BUT, one thing that I never EVER cheat on is tzatziki sauce – Greek dip made with yogurt and cucumber. Not only is it one of the freshest, most delicious, most versatile sauces you will ever make, it takes literally five minutes to whip together with your food processor. Even if you don’t have a food processor and you do all the mincing/chopping yourself, you’ll only be adding an extra 5 minutes to the process. So. Worth. It.

And believe me when I tell you, this can go on anything: turkey burgers, wraps, raw veggies, chili, tacos, roasted vegetables, wraps, sandwiches, steak, chicken, lamb – the list is endless. Use it as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise or sour cream. I seriously eat it by the spoonful. I would not steer you wrong!

Dave’s Tzatziki Sauce (Recipe PDF)

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14 comments

Goodness Grows April 23, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I am definitely going to try this. My whole family loves tzatziki and I make my own yogurt with goat and sheep milk. Thanks for the recipe!

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The Starving Artist April 23, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Making your own yogurt – how fun! I bet you’ll never go back to store bought. 🙂 Let me know how you like the Tzatziki!!

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throve April 23, 2012 - 6:04 pm

I plan on making falafels later on in the week and this will be on the menu!

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The Starving Artist April 23, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Cheers! Let me know how it turns out! 😀

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Reeni (@Reeni_Spice) April 23, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Tzatziki is the bomb! I could eat it on just about anything! Sometimes I get bored and have to reinvent it. Have you ever tried making it with sour cream? Or adding feta to it? So. Good.

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The Starving Artist April 23, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Omg Reeni, the feta idea sounds fantastic. I’ve added chives before and it is delicious – little oniony bite. Yum!

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biggsis April 27, 2012 - 7:26 pm

I am big into healthy sauces and ways to dress up the same old thing. Have never made this before – looking forward to trying it! Thanks.

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The Starving Artist April 27, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Girl you will love it – I actually just made another batch tonight. I eat it by the spoonful! Hope you enjoy! xx

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