Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumber. Let toddlers dip halved cucumber slices, chunks of tomato, or whole-wheat pita bread into extra tzatziki. Serve this dish with whole-wheat or flavored couscous.

Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2010


Recipe Summary

4 adult servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare souvlaki, combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning bag once.

  • Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

  • While chicken marinates, combine cucumber and next 4 ingredients, stirring well.

  • To prepare skewers, remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Thread chicken and zucchini alternately onto each of 4 (8-inch) skewers.

  • Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until chicken is done, turning once.

  • Serve tzatziki sauce with chicken skewers.

  • for your toddler: Remove 1 to 2 chicken and zucchini pieces from the skewers. Cut the chicken and zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Serve the chicken and zucchini with a small spoonful of tzatziki sauce for dipping on a rimmed plate.


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Nutrition Facts

213 calories; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 3.8g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 29.3g; carbohydrates 9.3g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 67mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 831mg; calcium 95mg.