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Vegan Tzatziki

10 min



One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

Tzatziki is easily one of our favourite condiments. This garlicky yogurt sauce works especially well paired with falafels, vegetable skewers, or just to dip some bread into.


(¼ cup per serving)


10 min


10 min


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  • ½
    cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup (4 g)
    fresh dill, minced
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground black pepper

Serves well with


  1. Using a box grater, grate the cucumber. Drain off the excess liquid by squeezing the grated cucumber firmly with your hands.
  2. To a bowl, add the pressed cucumber along with all the other ingredients. Mix, and enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use a plant-based yogurt that is fortified with calcium.


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Nandita Kumar - Feb. 4, 2024, 11:43 p.m.


Priscila Pereira - Oct. 8, 2023, 10:02 p.m.

I just made this recipe to eat with some baked falafel! I couldn’t find plain vegan yogurt so I used vegan sour cream. It turned out delicious. Hard to stop eating it 😍

Olivia - Sept. 25, 2023, 7:27 p.m.

Always so easy and a winner!

Martunia - Sept. 25, 2023, 2:02 p.m.

I just hade it with your Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Wraps and it was a hit! Definitely will be coming back to this recipe!

Kate - Aug. 22, 2023, 7:11 p.m.

Fresh and yummy (just add mint instead of dill) !

Sandra - Aug. 19, 2023, 5:54 p.m.

My whole family loves your tzatziki sauce! Easy to make and so delicious!

Anano - Aug. 15, 2023, 9:19 p.m.

This vegan Tzatziki recipe is phenomenal. I keep making it every week for a few months now.

PUL Team - Aug. 16, 2023, 2:34 a.m.

So happy to hear, Anano, thank you ☺️

Linda Fe - Aug. 7, 2023, 2:02 a.m.

My friend loved the homeade tzatziki that I gave him some extra to take home! Thanks for the easy steps to creating stronger friendships!

PUL Team - Aug. 7, 2023, 9:48 a.m.

Oh that's all you, Linda, thanks so much for sharing our recipes with your loved ones! 🥰🫶

Yasmine - July 16, 2023, midnight

Good and fresh

Taylor Currie - July 6, 2023, 5:57 a.m.

So yummy and easy to make.

Sandra Westerlund - June 25, 2023, 2:06 a.m.

Absolutely delicious and refreshing!

julie - May 29, 2023, 12:34 p.m.

I live this recipe, I do it all the time ! Today I added some fresh mint and it was also delicious.

Molly - May 3, 2023, 3:04 a.m.

This Tzatziki was sooo delicious and even easier to make than I thought it would be! I can't wait to try it with different wraps and veggies!

PUL Team - May 3, 2023, 6:25 p.m.

So happy to hear, Molly 🤗

Anishka - May 3, 2023, 12:45 a.m.

Love this recipe - I make it whenever I can find some fresh dill and it’s just delicious. So much better than the store bought ones :)

PUL Team - May 3, 2023, 2:52 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Anishka!

Amanda - March 30, 2023, 1:13 a.m.

I was looking for a last minute tzatziki recipe to go with some leftover falafel. Substituted dried dill for fresh and chopped up the cucumber instead of grating since I didn't have a box grater. It was very tasty, thank you!

PUL Team - March 30, 2023, 4:59 a.m.

Woohoo! Sounds lovely, Amanda, thank you 🙂

Chrissi - Sept. 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

I made it with parsley instead of dill. It was delicious! Thank you for making plantbased so yummy and simple!

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2022, 4:34 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Chrissi, thank you!

Karen - Sept. 3, 2022, 11:14 a.m.

I’ve tried a few different vegan tzatziki recipes but this one is the best. My whole family loved it. Thank you, as always, Sadia.

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2022, 2:19 a.m.

A massive compliment, Karen, thank YOU!

Saima - July 28, 2022, 4:44 p.m.

I have tried this recipe. I love falafel so I always love to try different ways to make it more tastier. And this is just Awesome 😊 thanks so much Sadia for sharing this amazing recipe.

PUL Team - July 29, 2022, 5:31 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Saima, thank you!

Swagata - July 22, 2022, 4:18 p.m.

I tried this today and it tasted just Awesome ❤️!

Galittza - March 1, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this. My mom couldn't believe how tasty it was. She's not vegan so I've been cooking some of Sadia's recipes and taking some to her. This was so simple and such a game-changer!!

PUL Team - March 1, 2022, 5:36 a.m.

Woohoo! So glad the tzatziki is being enjoyed, Galittza 😃

Kylie - Jan. 20, 2022, 2:34 a.m.

This sauce is SO GOOD! I paired it with the PUL green pea falafel recipe, wrapped in naan bread with hummus and greens and it was just as good as what I've had at restaurants (actually better because it felt more wholesome). I will definitely make this again :)

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2022, 5:30 a.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Kylie 😊

Jasleen - Jan. 1, 2022, 9:33 a.m.

I never liked yogurt based dips, but this one is sooo yummy!

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2022, 1:32 a.m.

So happy to hear, Jasleen!

Tahlia - Nov. 20, 2021, 12:41 a.m.

Where did you buy the yummie Bread? It looks so good and what's the name of it?

PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2021, 5:38 a.m.

Hey Tahlia, it's just a plain vegan naan bread from our local grocery store, but we brushed some oil and herbs on it and lightly toasted it. I hope this helps :)

Tanja - Sept. 6, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

Best vegan Tzatziki!! I've already made this soo often :)

Nadine - Aug. 18, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

I love this recipe. It's simple and easy to make and so delicious! I make this multiple times a month and just keep it stocked in my fridge to use with many different recipes!

PUL Team - Aug. 18, 2021, 12:45 a.m.

We're glad you're enjoying the tzatziki, Nadine! Thank you 😃

Charlotte - Aug. 1, 2021, 1:55 p.m.

The best tzatziki recipe ever! I love how quick and easy it is. The first time I made it I forgot to squeeze the grated cucumber and have since learnt from this mistake. It perfectly accompanies a whole host of other recipes.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

A huge compliment, Charlotte, thank you so much for sharing!

Kayla - July 28, 2021, 4:11 a.m.

Super easy and delicious! We find it to be fantastic with falafel wraps and salads.

Catherine - July 25, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

I love this. Before this recipe I wasn't able to try tatziki because I'm lactose intolerant (and now living that dairy-free life). I use an unsweetened coconut milk yogurt and find it's very delicious. It's a very refreshing sauce with falafel!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

So thrilled you're enjoying this one, Catherine!

Melissa Bigelow - July 24, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

Delicious! I made this a handful of times. I sub soy yogurt for unsweetened vegan coconut yogurt by Riviera. I omit the oil as I am oil free and it is delicious! The whole family really enjoys it.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Melissa, it's so appreciated!

Kirstyn - July 8, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

This is definitely my favorite vegan tzatziki and a staple with a lot of meals... and so simple to make!

Mayura - May 21, 2021, 2:42 a.m.

Sadia, we loved the zatar wraps!! I didn't have zucchini but instead just used mushrooms, eggplants, red pepper, and carrots. Also lived the yogurt dip. You have inspired to cook vegan food 😋

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 9:37 p.m.

So wonderful to hear, Mayura, thank you for sharing this with us! Lovely vegetable ideas as well 😃

Emma - April 28, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

I can’t find soy yogurt in my area. Will unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk yogurt work instead?

PUL Team - April 29, 2021, 1:17 a.m.

Hi Emma! Yes, another unsweetened yogurt will work. We hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂