Savory Tzatziki-Style Greek Yogurt

Savory Tzatziki-Style Greek Yogurt
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Source: Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.
Try this savory twist on a breakfast yogurt parfait! Tzatziki is a traditional Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumbers. This "deconstructed" tzatziki yogurt takes the traditional Mediterranean flavors and turns them into an elegant, savory breakfast packed with protein and light on carbs. Eat it with a spoon, or scoop it up with whole-grain pita wedges.

Find this recipe and more in The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook by Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

  • Prep time
    7 min
  • Servings
    1 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 dish
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

1 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 dish
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 2.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 7g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 470mg
  • Phosphorus 265mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fat-free milk, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 2 Fat



  • English cucumber
    1 (3-inch) piece
  • Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt
    3/4 cup
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • fresh mint
    16 leaves


  1. Slice the 3-inch-long piece of cucumber into quarters lengthwise. Then slice the four (3-inch-long) pieces into thin slices crosswise.

  2. Scatter half the cucumber pieces onto a plate or shallow bowl. Dollop the yogurt onto the cucumbers. Spread it with the back of a spoon. Attractively arrange the remaining cucumber on the yogurt.

  3. Drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt and mint leaves. Serve.