Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Healthy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Healthy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

It's tzatziki to the Greeks and cacik to the Turks. Either way, the original recipe for this creamy yogurt sauce is rich and delectable but not very heart healthy. This lighter version spares your heart and your waistline but still delivers on taste. The reduced fat recipe relies on garlic, lemon and lots of fresh herbs for robust flavor. The addition of a little low-fat sour cream and reduced fat Feta cheese brings back the creaminess of the original. Enjoy!

6 oz. Fat-free Greek style yogurt
1 Small or 1/2 large cucumber, diced
1 Large clove garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons reduced-fat Feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tablespoons low-fat sour cream
Large handful of fresh dill, chopped
Large handful of fresh chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons low-fat milk

Mix together all the ingredients until thoroughly combined. Makes an excellent dip for vegetables or pita bread and is also wonderful as a sauce for fish or chicken. We love it on a cold chicken sandwich with crusty bread. Makes 2-4 servings.


  1. I love tzatziki sauce! thanks for the healthier recipe!

  2. Great recipe. This would be amazing with lamb too!!! Great all purpose sauce. Also, maybe mint would be good in it too (instead of the other herbs) as a variation. :)

  3. What a great recipe for a HOT day!

  4. I want a gyro with a load of this right now I just love this sauce

  5. Love this! What a great recipe, looks delicious! :)


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