Vegan tzatziki - Greek garlicky sauce with tahini

 Vegan tzatziki - Fasting with tahini

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Believe us when we say that this vegan tzatziki, not only will you love it, but also your non-vegan friends won't be able to tell the difference from the yogurt-based one!

Tzatziki is probably the most popular appetizer of traditional Greek cuisine. It's very popular because of its taste, but also because it's served both as an appetizer and used as a sauce in traditional Greek souvlaki.

This vegan version tastes incredible! We look forward for you to trying it out and tell us what you think!

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Vegan tzatziki with tahini

Vegan tzatziki with tahini and garlic. The famous traditional Greek tzatziki in a vegan version that you will definitely keep on your recipes. Trust us! Your non-vegan friends won't tell the difference!
4.79 from 37 votes
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Course: Appetizer, dip, sauce
Cuisine: Greek, Greek traditional, Vegan
Keywords: appetizer, dip, fasting, garlic, Greek, sauce, tahini, traditional, tzatziki, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 appetizer
Calories: 790kcal
Author: Thodoris Tibilis


  • 2 Tbsp tahini (full)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed, depending on how intense you want it
  • ½ cup cucumber grated
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 lemons (the juice)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • salt


  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients well, except the cucumber and parsley, until they are well mixed. Then fold in the cucumber and parsley.
  • Add garlic, salt, lemon or vinegar to taste.
  • You can make it more liquid by adding 1 Tbsp of water. If you prefer it thicker add ½ tsp of tahini.



We don't recommend using whole wheat tahini. At least not the first time you try the recipe. Not because the vegan tzatziki won't be a success. It will be (I often make it that way). But its flavor will be a bit tart and its color a bit darker. If you decide to put whole wheat tahini, you may need some more lemon and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

Sodium: 48mg | Calcium: 207mg | Vitamin C: 131mg | Vitamin A: 740IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 11g | Potassium: 888mg | Calories: 790kcal | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 67g | Protein: 20g | Carbohydrates: 44g | Iron: 6mg


About The Author

He is a columnist, illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer, and All About Vegans' web design, web development, and post production department, all by himself. Finally, he's a fantastic vegan cook! That is, this is how he imagines himself. He writes recipes and cooks great (enough said) and in his free time he eats. Luckily he doesn't have much free time, so he always stays in shape.


  1. 5 stars
    Okay, everyone was speechless !!!! The most beautiful tzatziki I have ever eaten and it is also vegan !!! They will try it with your skewers too !!!!

  2. We are very happy Dina! Yes, we can also use wholemeal tahini. In fact, we almost always use whole grains. In addition, if you want, you can make a lighter and cooler sauce by removing the garlic and vinegar and adding, if necessary, a little more water. So it is an ideal sauce for vegan sandwiches and wraps 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Very nice! Can we put whole wheat tahini? Can we not put garlic?

  4. 5 stars
    Paidia einai a-pi-ste-fto !!!!!! Bravo sas !!!!

  5. 5 stars
    I made the pitogyra from your site and put in the vegan tzatziki!
    I did not believe it!
    Not only will I be able to eat pitogyra again but also with tzatziki!
    Congratulations to the chef !!!!!

  6. Thanks!
    Very glad you liked it! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Incredible! We made it and we didn't believe it! He didn't stay at all! Well done!

  8. We are very happy to share the same enthusiasm!
    Thank you!!!

  9. 5 stars
    It is incredible! Like normal! Well done!!!!!!!

  10. 5 stars
    Exceptional! I had it tasty a few years ago when I visited Greece but the last time I came to Greece I was vegan so I didn't have any and I missed it. This recipe is exactly how I remeber it! Congratulations! I will try more of your recipes soon!

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