A quick and easy vegan Tzatziki using vegan yogurt. This tzatziki recipe has a twist on the traditional recipe with the addition of matcha and carrots. Use it in many different recipes.
Tzatziki may be hard to pronounce, but it’s a very easy recipe to make.
Gather up a few ingredients and then, you have the perfect recipe for any dish!
Or you could eat it right out of the bowl, like I do!
Here is a quick look at the ingredients. It is to understand why these specific ingredients were chosen. To get the full recipe, go to the bottom of this post.
- Vegan yogurt
Matcha is optional and definitely odd to have in tzatziki. But, I love the light green hue it adds to the tzatziki.
- Squeeze out all the carrots and cucumber shreds. Keep the water because we are going to use it in this recipe.
- In a small bowl, add the matcha powder and warm water. Gently mix it until matcha is fully mixed with the water. Set aside
- In a separate bowl, add the cucumber & carrot shreds
- Add all the dry ingredients.
- Finally, add the yogurt, water from step 1 and the matcha water
- Gently mix everything and let it sit for about 30 minutes before serving.
👩🍳 Substitution tip: You can always use vegan coconut yogurt for that coconut flavor or use regular dairy yogurt. If you use dairy yogurt, make sure you are using the full fat yogurt.
Answering Common Questions
It’s not traditional tzatziki ingredient, but it adds a different flavor to the tzatziki. It’s definitely a compliment to the quiet flavors of cucumber
Tzatziki takes just 8-10 minutes to make. For the best taste experience, let it sit for 30 minutes so that the ingredients can get to know each other well.
The first z in it is silent. So, it is pronounced as “tut zee key“.
Storage and Make Ahead
The best part of tzatziki is that it can be made ahead and it will be good for about 1 week. I also like to make air fryer falafel with it and then freeze them too. This way, I can have falafal wrap anytime I want.
I like to make a batch of it once a week and store it in (Affiliate Link) squeeze bottles.
As soon as you make it, refrigerate it. With vegan yogurt, it’s important to not keep outside for too long. Once refrigerated, it will be good for 1-2 weeks.
What do you eat tzatziki with?
It works best with souvlaki and gyros. It even works in a falafal burger recipe where it can be a topping. Flavor your Lebanese potatoes with it or drizzle it over cauliflower steaks. Even green beans can taste really good with vegan tzatziki flavored with it.
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The BEST Vegan Tzatziki
- Squeeze all the water out of the carrots and cucumber. Do not discard it
- In a small bowl, mix the water from the carrots and cucumber with Matcha and the warm water. Mix well
- In a large bowl, add the cucumber and black pepper
- Add the parsley
- Add the carrots
- Add the Nutritional Yeast and Red Pepper Flakes
- Add the Agave and Flax Seed Meal
- Add the Salt
- Add the yogurt
- Add the Matcha water mixture
- Mix Well and refrigerate for 2 hours before using