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Tzatziki

Fresh dill, grated cucumber and garlic are all adventurous, but become a bit more approachable when mixed into yogurt, which most toddlers are pretty familiar with.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 toddlers
Calories: 19kcal

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • 1/2 cup measure
  • Tablespoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon measure

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Persian cucumber, grated and water squeezed out with a paper towel
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Whisk together ingredients in a small mixing bowl until combined.
  • Keep refrigerated or freeze for future use.

Notes

  1. Some great "dipper" ideas for tzatziki include: pita bread, pita chips, zucchini, cucumber, tortillas, pretzels, grilled chicken, thinly sliced beef or lamb, gyro/falafel, crackers.
  2. Use whole milk, unsweetened yogurt for the best nutritional value for your little one(s).

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg