Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Hi Everyone!

Today I have for you a new recipe, a new product I tried and a giveaway!  Let’s get things rolling by giving you a little hint to today’s giveaway.  Here’s the clue:  It’s made with something that is good to eat that will help get you ready for bikini season, plus it’s healthy for you!

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Nope it’s not the sauce in the picture.  But since I am talking about my Creamy Tzatziki Sauce, I thought I should tell you a little about it.  It’s a wonderful creamy, healthy dip that is refreshing tasting, yet savory.  It’s made with greek yogurt, English Cucumber, lemon, garlic and fresh dill.  It’s an absolutely wonderful Mediterranean dip that is perfect to serve with a bowl of pita chips, to drizzle on a salad, dip in you veggies and for today’s giveaway.

Mediterranean Chickapea Burger

Opps, did I give any of it away?  Well, just hang on, I’m getting there.  I first want to tell you that the Creamy Tzatziki Sauce takes about 5 minutes to make and get this, it’s only 20 calories a 1/4 cup!  Your welcome, now you can indulge guilt-free.  I have been putting this sauce over my lunch salads, and I feel like I’m cheating having a creamy dressing, but it’s not, and I love it!!  Ok, here is today’s recipe!

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¾ cups (7 servings)
  • Serving size: ¼ cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced small
  • 3 tbsp dill, fresh, diced small
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients together, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Calories per ¼ cup: 20.8, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 10.5, Potassium: 68, Carbs: 1.9, Fiber: .01, Sugar: .01, Protein: 3.3

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Are you ready for today’s giveaway?  I was contacted by MorningStar Farms to ask if I wanted to try their new Mediterranean Chickpea Burger.  Well, as you may know I am not vegan, nor vegetarian, but one thing I am is a Chickpea Lover.  So I thought, sure I’ll try it, it doesn’t hurt to try something at least once, you just never know if you will like it or not?  Though, I’ll be honest, I never had any kind of veggie burger, except for my black bean burger, and I was a tad scared.  So in case of an emergency I made a big plate of sweet potato tater tots.

Mediterranean Chickapea Burger

The first thing I do when I buy or try anything new is read the label.  The chickpea burger is only 11o calories a patty, 4.4 grams of fat, 13 carbs, 7 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein.  Wow!  That’s really awesome stats!   So I popped open my package and found there are several ways to cook it.  I can cook it in the microwave, in a skillet or bake it in the oven.  I decided to bake it in the oven.  I figured it would taste best that way.

Morning Star Chickapea Burgers

It took about 15 minutes and I was impressed, it didn’t leave any grease on the baking sheet.  I plated my patties, took pictures for you, then I took a bite.  It was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and kind of reminded me of a samosa.  It was really good!  I was actually impressed with it!  Since I was eating Mediterranean for my dinner, I thought it would be perfect to top the Chickpea Burger with my Tzatziki Sauce.  I actually think these burgers would be great topped with hot sauce too!!  But I like hot sauce on just about anything.  The MorningStar Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers will be perfect for those evenings when your to lazy to cook or your craving a burger or plain and simple, you need to be good because summer is coming and I want to at least get my shorts over my waist!  🙂  Zipping them up is another story!  I also noticed that MorningStar also carries Spicy Black Bean Burgers.  You know I have to try those next!

Mediterranean Chickapea Burger

I bought my MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickapea Burger at Target.  My local grocery store didn’t have them in stock, but Target, oh my sweet Target has everything!!!  Oh I thought you should know, I ate both burgers and I only ate a few of my Sweet Potato Tots.  I gave a few of them to the dogs and threw the rest out.  Hmmm, that must be saying something for me to get rid of sweet potato tots.  I really did enjoy these burgers, and I am sure I’ll be eating them again this week and in the future!

Mediterranean Chickapea Burger

Ready for the giveaway?  It’s a fun little package that I got from MorningStar Farms!  It consist’s of the cutest little “I Love Chickpea” Bag, which my Husband said is perfect for the farmers market.  I got a wonderful cookbook that is all Chickapea/Garbanzo bean recipes. Plus a Greek Apron, which I wish I wore the other day because coconut oil splattered all over me, don’t ask!  Plus a $25.00 American Express gift card so you can buy your MorningStar Chickapea Burgers!

Morning Star Gift Pack Giveaway

Here is the break down of what you win:

The giveaway is worth more than $80 and includes

  • Gift Certificate for MorningStar Farms products
  • Greek-inspired apron
  • Chickpea tote bag
  • Chickpea/Mediterranean cook book

How to win:

Mandatory:  What is your favorite burger topping?

For extra entries:  Just be sure you tell me you did so.

I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, May 11th’s blog post!

Good Luck!!!

Ok, I’m signing off!



Morning Star Gift Pack Giveaway

The winner of the Albion Fit Tank Top is:

Your Winner (confirmed)

Author: Cassandra
Comment:  Haha, that’s so funny that you made this your giveaway. The second you linked up the website to your blog, I clicked on it and started doing some shopping before I even finished your post and saw the giveaway. I liked them on Facebook! I’m in desperate need of some new exercise clothes so perfect timing! LOVE the no equipment workout too, those are my favorite.
Congrats Cassandra!!!  Send me an e-mail at [email protected]


  1. http://Amye says

    My favorite burger topping is the traditional lettuce and lots of tomato!

  2. http://Beth%20B says

    My favorite burger topping is cheese. If I’m eating a burger, I do want cheese melted on it. However, the tzatziki sauce may be all I would need for these chickpea burgers and much healthier.

  3. http://Stephanie says

    My favorite topping is pickles.

  4. http://Stephanie says

    I subscribe to your blog.

  5. http://Stephanie says

    I like your FB.b

  6. http://Stephanie says

    I follows you on twitter.

  7. http://Stephanie says

    I follow you on Instagram

  8. http://Krista says

    Favorite burger topping is salsa! I love morning star’s spicy black bean patties- they are pretty amazing and I’m not vegetarian either.

    I love your blog and Facebook page for some reason I can’t get to you on in stage am but will keep trying!

    I have made many of your recipies and love them all!


    • http://Krista says

      Gotta love auto correct- I didn’t catch it before I posted either…instagram!!

  9. http://Betty says

    sauteed mushrooms!

  10. http://Betty says

    email subscriber

  11. http://Betty says

    following on twitter

  12. First, love tzatziki! Could put it on everything!

    My favorite burger topping is definitely avocado! YUM!

  13. http://Betty says
  14. I follow you on Pinterest and pinned your Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies!

  15. http://Betty says

    following on pinterest

  16. http://Betty says

    repinned your amazing PB and chocolate chip mini cupcakes –

  17. http://Erin says

    I love Guacamole in a burger!

  18. http://Erin says

    Follower on Pinterest ? Recently pinned your skillet enchiladas

  19. http://Erin says

    Facebook fan

  20. http://karen says

    Spicy lowfat cheese and tomatoes

  21. http://Renata%20S says

    My favorite burger topping is avocado! Fresh and cut up into slices – so yummy!

  22. http://Trish says

    my favorite burger topping is onions 🙂 I follow you on Pinterest and FB.

  23. http://Renata%20S says

    I follow you on Twitter via @serene_streams!

  24. http://Renata%20S says
  25. http://Renata%20S says

    I’m an email subscriber!

  26. http://Renata%20S says

    I’m a Facebook fan too! Thanks so much!

  27. http://Ladywild says


  28. http://Neonmoon says

    Fresh tomatoes

  29. http://Melissa%20C. says


  30. http://Melissa%20C. says

    I subscribe to your blog via email

  31. http://Corisa says


  32. My favorite burger toppings are avocado and cheddar cheese!

  33. I follow you on Facebook.

  34. I also follow you on Twitter.

  35. http://Nina says

    My favorite burger topping is a slice of cheese – preferably pepper jack 🙂

  36. My favorite burger toppings (which btw is always morning star since I’m a vegetarian!) is tomato, avocados and either honey mustard or some sort of salsa like peach mango, delicious! I really love morning star’s black bean burgers, those are the best!

    I pinned your peanut butter & banana greek frozen yogurt recipe which is my ultimate favorite! I’ve made it several times, and I think it’s ten times better than ben & jerry’s!

    II also follow you on FB, twitter and pinterest! And I made sure to tweet about the give-away!

    Thanks for the sweet give-away, I love chick peas!

  37. My favorite burger topping caramelized onions and mushrooms!

    I pinned your lemon and coconut ice cream sandwiches (looks ahhhmazing), following you and Morningstar Farms on twitter and already following you on pinterest and facebook. Also adding you on instagram!

  38. http://Brittany says

    My favorite burger topping is mushrooms. YUM!

  39. My favourite topping is pickles!

  40. follow you on fb!

  41. http://Samantha%20C says

    My favorite burger toppings are Pickles and Blue Cheese.

  42. http://Samantha%20C says

    I follow you on Facebook!!!

  43. http://D%20Schmidt says

    I like to top my burgers with cheese, onions and avocados.

  44. http://D%20Schmidt says

    Confirmed email subscriber

  45. http://D%20Schmidt says
  46. I am so making this sauce pronto Jenn-thank you!

  47. Guacamole!!!!! Hands down!

  48. http://Diane%20Vandermast says

    I like avocado, fresh tomato slices,and raw red onion on my (veggie) burgers. I really love Morning Star Farns Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. I buy the ones they make especially for Costco; they’re bigger and thicker, but still around the same price as the smaller ones in regular supermarkets. Can’t wait to try the chickpea ones, esp with this sauce, must taste a bit like falafel. btw, I already subscribe by email.

  49. http://Margot%20C says

    My favorite burger topping is cheese (I know! terrible)

  50. http://Margot%20C says

    I subscribe to Peanut Butter and Peppers emails to this box: annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  51. http://Leslie says

    My favorite burger topping is limburger cheese, onion & ketchup

  52. http://Margot%20C says

    I follow both Peanut Butter and Peppers and MorningStar Farms on Twitter as @AnnaZed

  53. http://Margot%20C says
  54. http://Margot%20C says

    I follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook

  55. http://Margot%20C says

    I follow you on Pinterest and here’s a pin:

  56. http://Margot%20C says

    I follow you on Instagram; here’s me:

  57. http://Nausheen says

    I love lots and lots of veggies, especially tomatoes! Also some ketchup!

  58. Hands down favorite topping is Avocado

  59. I subscribe to emails

  60. follow on twitter

  61. http://Bryana says


  62. http://Ray%20S says

    I enjoy mushrooms in my burger!

  63. http://Ray%20S says

    I like you on Facebook too

  64. http://Ray%20S says

    I’m an email subscriber as well! Thanks!

  65. pickles!

  66. http://shannon says

    Pickles!!! lots and lots of pickles!

  67. http://JaLynn says

    My favorite topping is pickles.

  68. Yum, your sauce looks wonderful and I love that it’s so guilt-free! It would be wonderful on a burger or sandwich or salad or…….. I can think of a zillion ways to use it!
    If I”m going to indulge in a burger I love bacon (I know, not super healthy) and a nice slice of good cheddar, mmmmm!

  69. http://Kari%20F says

    If I am eating a beef burger, my favorite topping is sharp cheddar cheese.

  70. http://Angie%20J. says

    I love to top mine with jalapenos, raw onions and salsa…just to name a few.
    I am a fan on FB.

  71. http://bella211 says

    Wasabi sauce and avocado!

  72. I love tzatziki so much! I always have to smear a bunch of guac on my burgers!

  73. http://Georgiana says

    I love swiss cheese with mushrooms on my burger!

  74. http://Georgiana says

    I like you on Facebook!

  75. http://Georgiana says

    I am an email subscriber!

  76. http://Morgana%20L says

    I’m a vegetarian, but I just love morningstar veggie burgers. Guacamole and pepper jack cheese are my favorite burger toppings, yum. I love your blog and facebook page 🙂

  77. http://Shannon says

    Follow you on fb, Instagram, and Pinterest. I pinned your lightened up guacamole and the tsaziki dip. I love your recipes 🙂 I made your slow cooker carne Asada the day you posted it 🙂 yum yum yum

  78. http://Shannon says

    My favorite burger topping is reduced fat feta cheese and sliced tomato yum yum

  79. http://Kristi%20C. says

    My favorite burger topping is caramelized onions!

  80. http://Kristi%20C. says

    I’ve “liked” you on Facebook …

  81. http://a%20href='?'%20rel='external%20nofollow'%20class='url'Aimee/a says

    Veggies all the way…oh, and BACON!!!!

  82. http://a%20href='?'%20rel='external%20nofollow'%20class='url'Aimee/a says

    Repinned tzatziki sauce…love this stuff on roast beef sandwiches…been a follower on pinterest for a while now…gonna go now and “like” ya on fb…


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