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Tzatziki with Za’atar Pita Chips

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Chef Shanna can't get enough of the thick, creamy texture and tangy flavor of tzatziki, a Greek dip made with yogurt, cucumber, lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs. Here, it's the star, with crunchy, za'atar-spiced pita chips for scooping. Bright and cooling, it's super satisfying for just about any occasion—though we particularly love it as a refreshing starter before a spicy or rich dinner.


  • < 600 Calories
  • Quick Cook

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By Chef Shanna

By Chef Shanna

Nutritional info

  • Calories 270
  • Protein 18g
  • Total Carb 41g
  • Total Fat 4g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • English cucumber
    English cucumber
  • pita breads
    pita breads
  • za'atar spice mix
    1 tablespoon
    za'atar spice mix
  • dill
    1/8 ounce
  • parsley
    1/8 ounce
  • lemon
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • nonfat Greek yogurt
    3 containers
    nonfat Greek yogurt

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet

Cooking Steps

  1. Grate cucumber

    Grate cucumber

    Preheat oven to 450ºF. Rinse all produce. Line a medium bowl with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate cucumber; alternatively, finely chop. Add cucumber to prepared bowl; set aside for Step 4.

  2. Bake pita chips

    Bake pita chips

    Stack pitas and cut into 8 equal wedges. Line a baking sheet with foil, then add pita wedges and toss with za’atar, 1½ tablespoons olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Arrange in a single layer, spacing apart, and bake until golden and toasted, 8-10 minutes.

  3. Prepare remaining ingredients

    Prepare remaining ingredients

    While pita chips bake, finely chop dill and parsley leaves, discarding stems. Halve lemon. Mince garlic.

  4. Make tzatziki

    Make tzatziki

    Wrap cucumber in towels from bowl, then squeeze out and discard any excess moisture. Return drained cucumber to bowl and stir in Greek yogurt, juice of 1 lemon, garlic, half of dill and parsley, ¾ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired to combine.

  5. Serve tzatziki and pita chips

    Serve tzatziki and pita chips

    Transfer tzatziki to a serving bowl, if desired. Garnish with remaining dill and parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and pepper as desired (we love the eye-catching look of freshly cracked black pepper). Serve with za’atar pita chips for dipping. Enjoy!

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