Take some avocado and mix it with tzatziki and you get this – avocado tzatziki. Cooling. Creamy. Sensual.
Tzatziki has always been a constant in my world. Growing up, you can pretty much assume it was always served in my household. And it still is.
Sometimes I “throw one together” on the fly to go with a quick weeknight meal. Other times, I take my time to strain the yoghurt for a richer, creamier version of this beloved Greek dip. And other times, I just like to change things around.
Like I have today.
This avocado tzatziki recipe is not my creation though. I saw the recipe for this on Val’s site over 6 years ago and only made it recently! Time flies when you’re busy experimenting in the blogosphere.
But I’m glad I waited!
Tzatziki is wonderful on its own but with the addition of avocado it really goes up a notch. Cooling. Creamy. Sensual. All those things and more…
As usual I’ve added my own spin on this recipe. You can pretty much make a traditional tzatziki recipe and add some mashed avocado to it. I’ve gone dowe the “fusion” road today and introduced it to some Mexican guacamole.
Call it “Grexican”!
I swapped some of the traditional herbs and added fresh coriander and lime juice. Next time I’m thinking of adding in some chopped spring onions. It’s hard to explain but the marriage of yoghurt and avocado is a happy one.
Take it up another level and serve it up with whatever you fancy.Avocado tzatziki is really that good.
Enjoy and Kali Orexi!
- 250ml full fat Greek “style” yoghurt
- 1 whole ripe avocado, roughly mashed with a fork
- 3 medium sized cucumbers, grated and strained from all excess liquid
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3-4 tbsp freshly chopped coriander (cilantro)
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped mint
- juice of half a lime
- pinch or two of sea salt
- Combine all the ingredients above in a bowl and stir to combine evenly.
- For best results place in the fridge for 3-4 hours prior to serving. Otherwise serve immediately.
You could use a lower fat yoghurt but it’s preferable you don’t!