A versatile Greek sauce, tzatziki can be used as a dip, sauce or salad dressing. This version is low in fat and calories and high in protein.
Tzatziki nutrition varies with most commercial varieties clocking in around 80-100 calories and 6-8 grams of fat per 1/4 cup serving; about 4 times as much as this low-fat tzatziki recipe.
The calories in tzatziki sauce are mostly derived from fat. Because this recipe uses non-fat Greek yogurt and omits oil, you can enjoy this version guilt free!
Fat-Free Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 2 tsp dried dill
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
- salt & pepper to taste
- Using a handheld peeler, remove skins from cucumber. Cut into quarters lengthwise and grate or finely chop. Add to a medium mixing bowl.
- Zest and juice one lemon. Add to cucumber along with remaining ingredients; mix well.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 4 days.