Dairy-free Tzatziki Dip

Since Canada finally ditched all the milk recommendations from the food guide, clients finally believe me when I tell them that we don’t need milk to keep our bones strong and healthy.

There are many plant-based sources of calcium that we can easily replace milk with. Not to mention, so many of us deal with inflammatory conditions, like arthritis, IBS, diabetes, auto-immune conditions, and I have the same recommendation for all of these: ditch the dairy.

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When it comes to sauces and dips, homemade is the way to go. It’s the added sugar, additives, preservatives, chemicals and colour that worry me. I’ve come up with a fresh, dairy-free dip that pairs well with veggies, chicken, tofu, you name it. It is






Try this DF Tzatziki dip the next time you want to add a little extra to your meal. Extra without the extra inflammation, that is 🙂


1/2 cucumber, peeled then grated or diced really finely
1 C unsweetened coconut yogurt
2 tsp freshly chopped dill
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 Clove garlic, minced
Sea salt and pepper to taste


Squeeze out the excess water from the cucumber. Add the cucumber plus the rest of the ingredients to a bowl, mix well, refrigerate before serving. That’s it! What would you pair this dip with?

You can try it with

Chicken, tofu or veggie skewers

Drizzled on a salad

Roasted potatoes as a dip

In wraps

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