I am sharing a delicious summer Tzatziki recipe today. Don’t you just love how simple, classic and tasty this dip is? While I much rather would like to be in Greece, enjoying a traditional tzatziki with pita bread and a crisp white wine, I guess my “greened up” version will have to do. Ready for this?
Eat Your Spinach
Some might have a love-hate relationship with spinach. We all have come to know, and adore the love-struck character from the Popeye cartoon too well. Eat your spinach to get big and strong muscles, right? In turn, you’ll impress that girl with your new found strength. No, we have not been brainwashed…Spinach IS actually good for you.
Moving away from the traditional cucumber tzatziki, I decided to use some other green vegetables for my version. Zucchini is the perfect substitute here, and I loved using it in this recipe. I also wanted to add a different element to this version with the addition of cooked spinach. Surprisingly, it turned out great! Think of it as a lighter version of creamed spinach…
The usual components come through with the use of natural yogurt, lemon, olive oil, and grated zucchini. I sauteed my spinach with garlic and a good dose of lemon juice, giving this tzatziki a new and exciting depth of flavour.
If you, like me, love the versatility of zucchini, then check out these easy, fuss-free recipes: