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Vegan tzatziki

Vegan Tzatziki

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: ~2 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan tzatziki is creamy, saucy and ideal as a sauce, dip or spread. It’s made with cashews and refreshing cucumber for the most divine tzatziki ever!


  • 1 cup (150g) Raw Cashews
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) Water
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 cup Peeled Grated Cucumber (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Dill
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper


  1. Peel and grate the cucumber and chop the mint. Squeeze the grated cucumber to remove excess water. You can squeeze it with your hands or with a paper towel or dish towel. Set aside.
  2. Place the cashews, water, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic into your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in half the grated cucumber and pulse the blender once or twice so that it’s mixed in but still chunky.
  4. Pour it out into a bowl and add the remaining cucumber, dried dill and chopped fresh mint, salt and pepper and stir it in.
  5. Now it’s ready to serve or you can place it into the fridge for an hour for the flavors to blend and get even better!
  6. Serve it with a sprinkle of dried dill, sliced cucumber and fresh mint leaves.


*It’s not necessary to soak your cashews first unless you know your blender will have a hard time with them. If you need to soak them first, then place into a bowl and pour boiling water over the top and let them soak for 5-10 minutes just to soften up a bit and make them easier to blend.

*Keep leftovers stored in the fridge where they will last for around 5 days. Separation may occur, but this is normal, just stir it. It’s not suitable for freezing.

*This recipe was first published in March 2018 and has been updated with new photos and improved method. 

  • Category: Side, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Greek


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 23mg
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 3.6g

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