Tzatziki and Pita Chips



1cucumber (cut in half lengthwise)
1 teaspoongarlic (peeled and minced)(about 1-2 cloves)
2 containers (6 ounces each)plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoondried dill and/or fresh mint
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 (6 1/2 inch)whole wheat pita bread pockets
Olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
Dried basil, parsley, garlic powder (optional)


  1. Use a spoon to scrape out seeds from cucumber. Dice the cucumber into small pieces or shred using a grater.
  2. Spread cucumber on paper towels on top of a clean kitchen towel. Roll up the towels and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Transfer dry cucumber to a large bowl.
  3. Add the garlic, yogurt, dried dill or fresh mint, salt, and olive oil. Mix together. Cover and refrigerate until served.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Split pitas in half. Separate pocket halves into those that are thicker and those that are thinner.
  6. Brush halves with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
  7. Sprinkle with basil, parsley, and garlic powder, if desired. Brush or spray again to help the spices stick.
  8. Cut each half into 4 pieces. Bake thin halves as one batch and thick halves as another batch.
  9. Bake 10-16 minutes. Watch closely so they do not burn.
  10. Cool and store in an airtight container. Keep pita chips 1-2 weeks.

Nutrition information:

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size: 1/4 cup Tzatziki with 6 chips

Amount Per Serving

Calories 210

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars
Protein 8g

Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 16mg
Iron 0mg
Potassium 27mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient In a serving Of food contributes To a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day Is used For general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently In the process Of integrating the New FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information Is Not currently avaliable For the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.

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