Authentic Vegan Tzatziki (Cashew-free)
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Authentic vegan tzatziki made with sunflower seeds. Creamy, fresh, herbaceous and SO easy to make.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan, Greek
Serves: 3 cups
  • 1½ cups soaked sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • ⅓-1/2 cup water
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 4 Persian cucumbers
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh mint
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh dill
  • drizzle olive oil (optional)
  1. Add the soaked seeds, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, water salt to a high-powered blender. Blend on high for two minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  2. Meanwhile, mince the herbs and grate the cucumbers. Add them to a mixing bowl. Transfer the blended mixture to the bowl. Stir to combine. If it seems too thick, add water 1 tbsp at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Taste, then add more lemon or herbs if desired.
  3. Serve with toasted pita squares or Portobello gyros!
  4. Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to three days.
Recipe by Carrots and Flowers at