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This kale tzatziki recipe without cucumber is a fun twist on the traditional Greek sauce! Made with yogurt, veggies, and simple ingredients this creamy sauce recipe super satisfying.

This easy tzatziki sauce is ready in 5 minutes and is made with good, fresh ingredients. Serve this sauce with pitas, shawarmas, or as a dip. 

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 This fantastic creamy kale tzatziki recipe is the PERFECT addition to your pita night! A bright and tasty dip, this tzatziki sauce is loaded with fresh ingredients like raw garlic, dill, and kale and some great pantry staples.

White traditional tzatziki sauce has grated cucumber, I made mine with kale instead and delicious fresh mint. I love enjoying this tzatziki on pita bread, with my shawarma spiced chickpeas, sheet pan falafel, or tofu shawarma wraps!

This Tzatziki Sauce without Cucumber Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Garlicky
  • Herby
  • Ready in 5 minutes
  • Vegan, gluten free, and high in protein!
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Ingredients for Kale Tzatziki Sauce

  • Plain Greek Yogurt – see our below FAQ section for more options!
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar – or you can substitute apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Kale
  • Fresh Dill – or other fresh herbs. I prefer fresh over dried dill for this recipe.

How Do I Make This Tzatziki without Cucumber?

  1. In a blender, add the Greek yogurt, garlic cloves, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Add yogurt sauce to a bowl, and stir on the fresh dill and the chopped kale. Add a little fresh pepper to garnish and enjoy!
  4. Store leftover tzatziki in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegetarian and does not contain meat.
  • To make this vegan or dairy free, use a plant-based yogurt.
  • To make gluten free, ensure that all ingredients are certified gluten free before using.
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What can you substitute cucumbers for in tzatziki?

While cucumber is a traditional staple in tzatziki sauces, you can still make a delicious version without it.
This recipe is great if you have someone who doesn’t like cucumber but still want to make this creamy yogurt dip…. or, if you’re like me, you go to make a shawarma and don’t have any fresh cucumber on hand.  The kale is a fantastic substitute and gives this dip a nice earthy crunch.

What Can You Use Tzatziki With?

Tzatziki is an easy recipe that goes well with many different Mediterranean dishes! I love adding it to pita bread loaded with spiced tofu or chickpeas, red onion, feta cheese, and tabbouleh. Add a dollop to a big Greek salad for extra creaminess.

What’s the best yogurt for tzatziki?

Tzatziki is traditionally made with Greek Yogurt, so I like to use a full-fat Greek yogurt to make this recipe extra creamy. It’s thicker than regular yogurt too, making this sauce a wonderful spread.
There are some amazing plant based options: vegan sour cream, soy yogurt, or an almond milk yogurt. Coconut yogurt is my favorite vegan yogurt. Just make sure you use a plain yogurt and not a sweetened one.

Serve This Creamy Kale Dip With:

Chickpea Shawarma Recipe

Mediterranean Yellow Rice Recipe 

Vegan Sheet Pan Falafel Recipe

Simple Lemon Quinoa Salad

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Kale Tzatziki Without Cucumber

This Kale Tzatziki Recipe without cucumber is a great refreshing dip to serve with with pitas, shawarmas, or a salads. This tzatziki sauce is ready in 5 minutes and is made with simple and fresh ingredients.  No cucumber needed!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8 servings
Calories 57 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups Greek Yogurt use dairy free for vegan version
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 cup kale finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, add the greek yogurt, garlic cloves, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend on low speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Add yogurt sauce to a bowl, and stir on the fresh dill and the chopped kale. Add a little fresh pepper to garnish and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 424IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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