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Avocado tzatziki

Published: November 5, 2021 at 11:43 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6 as a starter

Try this avocado twist on the traditional Greek tzatziki – great as a snack with warm Greek pitta. This recipe comes from Crouch End restaurant, Kalimera

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal118
fat10.8g
saturates3.2g
carbs2.1g
sugars1.6g
fibre1.4g
protein2.3g
salt0.5g
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Make this avocado tzatziki, then serve it with Greek lamb pittas, hummus and Greek salad. Also check out more of our Greek recipes.

Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber, diced into ½cm cubes
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 150g greek yogurt
  • ⅓ tsp chilli powder
  • a pinch black pepper
  • 1 avocado, cut into ½ cm cubes
  • 3 sprigs mint, leaves removed and chopped
  • warm pitta or keto-friendly bread , to serve

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put the cucumber in a large colander and sprinkle with ¼ tsp of salt. Leave to drain for 20 minutes.
  • STEP 2
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients 1 – except the avocado, cucumber and mint – plus ¼ tsp of salt. Stir the ingredients well to combine.
  • STEP 3
    Add the avocado and drained cucumber. Mix well, gently squashing the avocado into the mixture. Add the mint and mix again. This avocado tzatziki can be prepared a day ahead and eaten chilled with grilled pitta breads.

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