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Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce (Vegan + Whole30)

by Capri Lilly
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Whip up your own homemade dairy-free tzatziki sauce in minutes with this easy recipe! This 6-ingredient recipe is completely vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30 friendly!

If you enjoy tasty vegan sauces and dips, you will have to try our Baba Ganoush and Sweet Potato Hummus next!

overhead shot of dairy free tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, sliced cucumber on the slice, with cherry tomatoes and lemon on surface

Tzatziki sauce is a rich, creamy, zesty, herbaceous sauce that pairs well with grilled meats, veggies, salads, or simply as a dip with pita bread. The base of typical tzatziki sauce is greek yogurt. This vegan tzatziki sauce recipe is made with thick, creamy cashew yogurt and is just as good as the regular version!

overhead shot of dairy-free tzatziki  sauce in a bowl with a spoon, sliced cucumber on the slice, with cherry tomatoes and lemon on surface

You’ll Love This Dairy-Free Tzatziki! Its:

  • Herbaceous, Tangy, and Ultra-Creamy
  • Easy To Make
  • Whole30, Vegan, and Naturally Gluten-Free
  • The Perfect Dipping Sauce For Any And Everything!
ingredients to make vegan tzatziki, cashew yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped cucumber, fresh dill, minced garlic

Here’s What You’ll Need -6 simple ingredients!

  • Dairy-Free Yogurt: I think cashew yogurt works best because it has a thick consistency similar to greek yogurt. Any plain non-dairy yogurt of your choice will work for this recipe.
  • Cucumber: You can use 1 English cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers (You can shred your cumbers and squeeze the liquid out with a cheesecloth. Or, you can simply chop the cucumbers. –your choice!)
  • Fresh Dill: This is the key ingredient to making the best tzatziki sauce
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice is best
  • Garlic: Just a few minced garlic cloves bring this sauce to life
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This gives the sauce added flavor and the perfect creamy texture

How To Make Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce

step1 add all ingredients for tzatziki in a bowl
Step 1
step2 to make vegan homemade tzatziki sauce. mix ingredients together
Step 2
  1. Peel the skin of the cucumber and finely chop. You can shred your cumbers and squeeze the liquid out with a cheesecloth. Or, you can simply chop the cucumbers. –your choice!)
  2. Add the ingredients to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Taste and adjust as needed: add more salt to boost overall flavor, more olive oil for a creamier sauce, dill for more herbaceous flavor, and lemon for more zest.
greek chicken meatballs plated with peppers, olives, rice, sliced cucumbers, lemon, and a small bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce
Greek Chicken Meatballs With Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce

What To Eat With Tzatziki Sauce?

Tzatziki sauce is the perfect addition to meats, veggies, salads, sandwiches, and more! It’s especially great with Mediterranean food.

Try These Dishes With Your Tzatziki Sauce:

overhead shot of dairy free tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, sliced cucumber on the slice, with cherry tomatoes and lemon on surface

I hope you enjoy this healthy dairy-free tzatziki recipe!

If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

More Delicious Vegan Dips and Sauces To Try!

overhead shot of dairy free tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, sliced cucumber on the slice, with cherry tomatoes and lemon on surface

Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce (Vegan)

Whip up your own homemade dairy-free tzatziki sauce in minutes with this easy recipe! This 6-ingredient recipe is completely vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30 friendly!
4.95 from 17 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Healthy Options
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Plain Cashew Yogurt (or plain dairy-free yogurt of choice)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Small Cucumber, peeled and finely diced (~3/4 cup)
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, plus more to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the skin of the cucumber and finely chop.
  • Add the ingredients to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and adjust as needed: adding more salt to boost overall flavor, more olive oil for a creamier sauce, dill for more herbaceous flavor, and lemon for more zest.

Notes

  • You can shred the cucumber and use a clean towel or cheesecloth to squeeze out the excess water. Or you can finely chop the cucumber and use it as is.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal

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