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bowl of dairy free tzatziki surrounded by cucumbers, lemon and dill
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Dairy Free Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a Mediterranean sauce served cold as a dip or with various dishes, such as grilled lamb. It’s usually made with yogurt, but this version uses coconut cream. Serve this Dairy Free Tzatziki sauce as a dip with your favorite raw vegetables for a healthy snack! This recipe fits the Vegan, Paleo, Whole30 and AIP Diets.
Prep Time2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Condiment, sauce
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Beth Chen


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  • 1 cup Coconut Cream *follow instructions before opening 15 ounce can
  • 1 small Cucumber peeled, seeds removed and shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Dill chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Lemon juiced


  • Put the entire can of cream in the fridge for a few hours. Open the can and spoon out just the cream into a medium sized bowl.
  • Be careful to leave the water and milk at the bottom. Set the coconut leftovers aside as you won’t need them for this recipe.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in bowl then stir. Cover the bowl and set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes up to overnight. Serve chilled.


  • This dish is best served really cold. The coconut cream will melt otherwise.
  • Keeping it in the refrigerator overnight helps the flavors to blend together.
  • Squeeze out as liquid as possible from the cucumbers.
  • If you are using English cucumbers or Persian cucumbers, you won’t need to remove the seeds (or the peel). They have significantly less liquid and much smaller seeds.
  • Save the remaining coconut milk/water for another recipe. There’s just enough for my Scallop and Dill Pasta. You can find the recipe here. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg