A colorful California version of this classic Greek sauce. Use on your favorite pita sandwich, gyro, falafel or as a fresh veggie dip. Also try it as a condiment for spicy Indian food and curries. Make it using yogurt in place of sour cream, or even without the sour cream for a great vegan alternative!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, sour cream and cucumber. Mash with a fork until smooth. If your avocado is not quite ripe enough, you may wish to use a food processor. Season with red pepper flakes, cilantro, mint, salt and pepper, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

78 calories; 1.2 g protein; 5.5 g carbohydrates; 3.2 mg cholesterol; 7.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I've made this a couple of times with the following changes - 1C Greek Yogurt, 1/2C Cilantro & 1/4C Mint. Instead of Red Pepper flakes, I've used Cayenne, but more recently tried a Jalapeno pepper (seeded) and that was the recipe I'll forever use. Everything goes into the blender. SO GOOD ON EVERYTHING!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
I love regular Tzatziki and I guess I should have read the recipe before making it to see that there was no yogurt. It was ok but tasted more like guacamole than tzatziki. Next time I will go with my regular tzatziki recipe and add some avocado into it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I've made this a couple of times with the following changes - 1C Greek Yogurt, 1/2C Cilantro & 1/4C Mint. Instead of Red Pepper flakes, I've used Cayenne, but more recently tried a Jalapeno pepper (seeded) and that was the recipe I'll forever use. Everything goes into the blender. SO GOOD ON EVERYTHING!!! Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
I've made this a couple of times with the following changes - 1C Greek Yogurt, 1/2C Cilantro & 1/4C Mint. Instead of Red Pepper flakes, I've used Cayenne, but more recently tried a Jalapeno pepper (seeded) and that was the recipe I'll forever use. Everything goes into the blender. SO GOOD ON EVERYTHING!!! Read More
(57)
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2009
I love regular Tzatziki and I guess I should have read the recipe before making it to see that there was no yogurt. It was ok but tasted more like guacamole than tzatziki. Next time I will go with my regular tzatziki recipe and add some avocado into it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2006
Great twist on guacamole! We served it with toasted whole wheat pitas and Greek Penne and Chicken (also from this site.) Superb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
I don't know what tzatziki sauce is supposed to taste like but this recipe made an excellent salad dressing! I just threw everything together and blended it. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2009
Don't omit the sour cream. Use lime juice instead of lemon. Up the amount of garlic. Keep an eye on it while it's refridgerating (mine started to discolor surprisingly quickly). I agree this is a great dip but can also be used to complement Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2007
Yum Yum Yum! I was delightfully impressed by this made a nice sauce for my falafel sandwich! The flavor was just right I added a little dill weed at the end only for personal preference! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This was excellent! Only change was to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream - I think I would have liked it even better with sour cream, or maybe a combination of the two. I love guacamole, but this is a great change of pace! I used it on veggie burgers, but I can think of hundreds of ways to use this. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2006
very tasty, I didn't have the cucumber so I made it without. Was thicker than would have been with the cucumber, but still good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
I was all set out to make a regular tzatziki sauce but realized I had an avocado that needed to be used today before going bad. I did an ingredient search and found this recipe. I used Greek Yogurt since I had no sour cream and it taste great. I sort of eyeballed the ingredients. My avocado wasn't very big and so the flavor isn't overwhelming. I'm eating as veggie dip right now. Pretzels are pretty good with it also. Read More
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