Probiotic Tzatziki Sauce: A fresh and flavorful condiment that is packed full of good bacteria. Make this dairy-free & Paleo by using coconut yogurt!
When I started making Curry Meatballs my husband commented that he really wanted something “saucy” to go on top of them. Tzatziki sauce is traditionally used in Greek food, however we think it pairs wonderfully with Curry Meatballs, drizzled over salads, as a dip for veggies, and even alongside seafood.
We love this sauce best with home made (raw dairy) milk kefir as the base, although you can substitute any of the following with excellent results:
- Goat milk kefir
- Pasteurized milk kefir
- Unsweetened coconut yogurt
- Unsweetened almond yogurt
- Dairy, full fat, non-homogenized, grass-fed (preferably organic) yogurt
Milk kefir is a fermented food that is made using “grains” which are actually little pebble like SCOBY’s (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts). The finished product is estimated to have 60+ different strains of bacteria and/or yeast in it which is much more than a traditional yogurt has.
This probiotic rich food is easy to make even if you are a beginner at fermenting. It requires only a mason jar, rubber band, coffee filter (or paper towel), milk, and kefir grains to get started. You can purchase kefir grains here. I would recommend getting the actual grains instead of the kefir powder because the powder can only be used one time. Actual kefir grains, when cared for properly, can be used over and over again.
I got started making milk kefir by visiting Cultures for Health and subscribing to their email list in exchange for a free e-book on how to start fermenting milk kefir. It was a fabulous resource to start with; at this time they are still offering this free e-book if you are interested! In addition, Nourished Kitchen has a good post if you would like to learn more about the health benefits that milk kefir provides.
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Probiotic Tzatziki Sauce
A fresh and flavorful condiment that is packed full of good bacteria. Make this easy sauce dairy-free & Paleo by using coconut yogurt!
- 8 oz milk kefir or substitute any kind of yogurt
- 1 small cucumber peeled & shredded
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 medium lemon juiced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste
- 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt or to taste
Place all ingredients in mason jar or bowl and stir well to combine. Chill 60 minutes before serving to improve intensity of flavor. Serve cold.
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