Thursday, July 16, 2020

Avocado Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt, Cucumber & Garlic Sauce)

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By: Natalia Alexander

Happy Monday everyone! Seeing that Monday is well…Monday… and that this gives very few of us reason to celebrate, I’ll remind you that it’s Saint Patrick’s Day tomorrow! And although it’s an Irish and not Greek holiday, it’s still a reason to get together with friends and celebrate drink green beer, so why not be happy about it? I have to confess that I’ve had the holiday in mind for a while so I had a grandiose plan to make pistachio brittle in honor of good old Saint Patrick (since pistachios are green), but that plan failed miserably….So I’m making green avocado tzatziki instead!

I don’t know if any of you out there have ever tried to make your own peanut brittle, but if you’ve ever thought of trying it my only piece of advice is: DON’T. Just go buy it at the store where it’s made by professionals! After 2 failed batches I can safely say that any type of brittle is not meant to be made at home. Which is really surprising because you wouldn’t expect it to be very hard, but somehow it is! Mine just turned out sticky and gooey and not brittle-y and crunchy at all. I even melted my thermometer trying to see if the brittle had cooked to 300 F because I didn’t have a candy thermometer…. Not my brightest moment!!!

Anyway, the good news is I always have my Greek basics to fall back on, so in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day I hope to have you all drooling over this AMAZINGGGG avocado tzatziki. If you don’t know what tzatziki is and/or would like to read my ranting and raving about it you can do so here. Not only is this Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic sauce amazing in itself but when mixed with avocado it turns into something MAGICAL. Think of guacamole only creamier and more refreshing. It’s hard to describe, but I recommend you pair it with some grilled salmon as the contrast between the cool and tangy sauce and the warm hearty fish is just wonderful. I also served mine with a side of orzo, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley, and sprinkled a little paprika on top. Delicious!

Start off with the original tzatziki recipe if you want to make this great dip.

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Avocado Tzatziki


Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 cup tzatziki (see original recipe; link above)
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the tzatziki following the normal instructions and stop once you’ve grated the cucumber
  2. Mash the avocado
  3. Add the garlic and lemon juice and mix everything into the yogurt
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Place the tzatziki in the fridge for at least an hour before enjoying. This helps all of the flavors soak in
Recommended pairing: grilled salmon with a side of grilled cherry tomatoes, orzo, and fresh chopped parsley


Hi! I’m Natalia & I’m spreading the love of food and everything Greek. More about me »

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