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Avocado tzatziki

  • serves 6 as a starter
  • Easy

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


Make this avocado tzatziki, then serve it with Greek lamb pittas, hummus and Greek salad. Also check out more of our Greek recipes.



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


  • 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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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 118
  • Fat 10.8g
  • Saturates 3.2g
  • Carbs 2.1g
  • Sugars 1.6g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 2.3g
  • Salt 0.5g