Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Bowl of beet tzatziki surrounded by veggie crudite and pita chips and crackers for dipping

Nutritious Homemade Beet Tzatziki Dip

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy homemade tzatziki is so easy to prepare! It uses grated beets in place of cucumber to create a vibrant pink dip that is tangy, creamy, and so delicious.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milkfat Greek style yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups beets, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated or minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt


Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add salt to taste.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes, then stir again and serve.
  3. I served with fresh vegetable crudite, pita chips, and crackers for dipping.

Notes

Storing beet tzatziki

Since tzatziki is made from fresh ingredients without preservatives, it is best enjoyed within a few days of preparing. You can store any leftover tzatziki in an airtight container in the fridge. You may find that tzatziki gets a bit watery when stored – that’s ok! Just give it a good stir before using it again.

What to eat with tzatziki dip

  • As a dip with lots of crunchy veggies, pita chips, and crackers (as shown in the photographs).
  • Spread onto a pita sandwich with falafel, tomatoes, romaine, and tahini.
  • Mixed into a Greek salad with tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, cucumber, and feta cheese.
  • As a topping for a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern inspired grain bowl.
  • As a dip for fall roasted vegetables, like butternut squash, delicata squash, and cauliflower.