Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce or dip found in cuisines from Southeast Europe and the Middle East that makes a great side dish or dip for crudités, toasted pitas or homemade kebabs.

Traditionally Tzatziki is made with yogurt and mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt and olive oil. Sometimes it also contains vinegar or lemon juice and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley or thyme.

In this version, we shake things up by swapping the yogurt for Kefir, which gives the tzatziki a gentle “zing”. Kefir, a naturally fermented cultured milk drink, is also richer in live cultures and higher in protein than conventional yogurt.


  • 1 cup of Kefir
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds.
  • Puree the ingredients in a food processor and mix well.
  • Cover and chill for a few hours before serving.

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