Make Avocado Tzatziki Dip (or sauce) from home that you can use as a dip for pita and veggies, or as a fantastic spreader for sandwiches or gyros. This dip, which makes about 2 cups, goes really far and is a delicious alternative to traditional and classic tzatziki dip but with the delicious flavors of avocado.
Personally I believe avocado is one of the worlds greatest ingredients.
You can eat it alone, on toast, in salads, in tacos – it acts as a topping, is an amazing way to get good fats, and is just so dang delicious!
If you follow my blog at all (or even on Pinterest for recipe ideas), you know that I love to share dip recipes.
Recently I made tzatziki sauce, which is probably one of my favorite dips ever, and I wanted to share another way to make easy tzatziki dip (or sauce) but using avocados (Trader Joe’s also make a great avocado tzatziki dip!).
This dip is a delightful pretty green avocado hue and if you have a food processor, takes no time at all to whip up.
Avocado Tzatziki Dip
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Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started:
- English cucumber
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- minced garlic
- lemon juice
- fresh cilantro
- cayenne pepper
- pita bread
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Before starting this recipe: You can prep your ingredients by removing skin and pit from avocado as well as dicing up cucumbers.
IS THIS DIP LOW CARB?
Disclaimer: Dietary information provided by Carb Manager. If you are on a KETO or Low Carb diet, always make sure to double check your own information with this or My Fitness Pal based on the brands and weights you use.
I am not responsible for the calculations but do try to provide as much information as possible for readers to make informed decisions.
This calculation is based on 1/4th cup dip per serving.
How to make Tzatziki Dip with Avocado
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a food processor and discard the pit and skin.
Add yogurt (or sour cream substitute), diced up cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, fresh cilantro herbs and cayenne pepper and process for 15 seconds.
Scrape the sides down and process for an additional 15 seconds until your ingredients start to form into dip.
Season dip with salt and serve with pita bread or one of the alternative dippers below.
WHAT TO EAT WITH AVOCADO TZATZIKI
- Pita Bread – Just like with hummus, tzatziki is a great with traditional dippers like pita bread
- Chips –There is a reason that chips come in so many flavors. Try regular potato chip, garlic chips or even make your own homemade tortilla chips.
- Chicken – Make some skewers with chicken and put avocado tzatziki on the side to dip
- Sandwiches – No matter the meat (lamb, beef, chicken), Tzatziki works as a great alternative to other condiments and is full of flavor and a perfect sauce to spread on a sandwich with veggies
- Dip in Raw Veggies Veggies on veggies, yes! Try carrot and celery sticks!
STORAGE OF DIPS WITH AVOCADO IN THEM
Anything that uses avocado typically oxidizes the avocado after about a day and turns the top exposed to the air brown. While not appetizing to look at, still tastes the same.
Nonetheless, because avocados do not look so pretty after they have been cut, I encourage you to make and enjoy at the same time over storing.
- 1 large avocado
- 1/2 cup diced English cucumber
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
- Scoop the flesh into a food processor and discard the pit and skin.
- Cut up cucumbers into small, diced pieces.
- Add all the ingredients but salt - Avocado, Greek yogurt OR sour cream, minced garlic, lemon juice, diced cucumbers, cilantro and cayenne pepper and process for 15 seconds.
- Scrape the sides down of the food processor and process for an additional 15 seconds until creamy and incorporated.
- Season dip with salt and serve with pita bread.
I broke this dip into serving 8, at 1/4th cup serving size.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 52Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.