Meet my new favorite summer spread.. Raw Vegan Tzatziki. It whips up in about five minutes, tastes incredible, and is super healthy!
Hemp seeds give the Raw Vegan Tzatziki a creamy texture while adding protein as well. A bit of garlic, lemon juice, and fresh herbs add to the nutritional value of the spread while giving it a flavor profile that is extremely similar to traditional tzatziki made with dairy.
We’ve tried this Raw Vegan Tzatziki recipe with both fresh and dried herbs. It tastes good both ways, but if you have fresh herbs I recommend using those instead of dried. There’s something about fresh herb that’s simply wonderful. They’re so aromatic and I just love the vibrant green color of this mint!
Creamy Raw Vegan Tzatziki
Creamy raw vegan tzatziki that's completely nut-free and oil-free. Packed with fresh herbs and tons of favor, this is a must try! Perfect on Portobello Gyros or as a spread.
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 2- 3 cloves garlic minced
- juice of two lemons
- 2 tablespoons heaping tahini
- 2-3 persian cucumbers or 1 large
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 4 tablespoons water
Chop the cucumbers into small pieces. In a blend or food processor, combine the hemp seeds, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice, and water. Blend or process until smooth and creamy. If it's too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the herbs and chopped cucumber. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
This Raw Vegan Tzatziki tastes amazing as a spread with pita bread. To keep it fully raw, try the Raw Vegan Tzatziki as a dip with fresh veggies. We are experimenting with vegan gyro recipes as well (both raw and cooked) so stay tuned! We will post the cooked vegan gyro recipe next week here and the raw recipe will come soon after that.
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