Recipe Quickie [Cinnamon-ziki Sauce]

cinnamon-ziki healthy cinnamon tzatziki yogurt sauce

When you combine my love for all things tzatziki with my sweet-n-savory obsession, the stars practically align.  I’ve been whipping up this super speedy dip all week and had to finally share the recipe!  I was hesitant at first b/c I was certain that posting a recipe that combines cinnamon and dill would have me shipped off to the looney bin buuuuut if this combo is wrong… I don’t wanna be right!
Cinnamon-Ziki Sauce
grab a dollop [or more!] of super thick Greek yogurt and add….
a sprinkle of dried parsley
dried minced onion [or onion powder!]
dried dill and, of course, a fabulous pinch of cinnamon
mix well to incorporate and serve it up on anything and everything in sight
I left out measurements since the amount of sauce you need will vary depending on whether you serve this up with warm, toasted pita triangles or plop a dollop onto some super flavorful falafel!  Add them in equal parts and then give it a taste!  I usually toss in a little extra of each b/c I’ve fallen absolutely mad for the pairing of these herbs/spices — Hope you love it too!

Oh and it is baller.  I repeat, BALL. ER. over some baked Veggie Patch Falafel =)

While we’re at it, here’s the recipe for my classic Tzatziki sauce too!

Tzatziki Sauce
3/4 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt [I exclusively use Fage — it’s AMAZING!]
1/2 large cucumber seeded, peeled, and diced/minced or grated
1/4 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced + smushed
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped [dried will work too!]
a small sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
dried minced onions, dried dill, and garlic powder, to taste
Feel free to leave the skin on the cucumber for a little extra fiber!  English cucumbers have the best-tasting skin and the least amount of seeds in the center!
or you can dive face first into this Zucchini-ziki Sauce and call it a day! =)


  1. says

    OMG, you’re recipes make me smile!!!!!!!  Hahahah, cinnamon is so versatile, isn’t it???  Once Ryan made me guac {from a recipe on my blog} and read “Cumin” as Cinnamon and I couldn’t figure out WHY the guac tasted so funky…….then he said “Yea I thought it was strange you asked for Cinnamon in your recipe!!”  Ummmm….no cinnamon in guac, not good, but ZIKI?!  YES PLEASE!!


  2. says

    bahahahaha I wish it WAS good b/c I’d totally make cinnamon guac! =) Though the ziki for sure rocks — I’ve made it a few times now and, though I was TERRIFIED, to blog it.. I figured if my picky palette loved it over falafel then others would too! Let me know if you try it gorgeous! MWAH!

  3. [email protected] says

    Wow. Yummmmm

  4. CrunchyCreamySweet says

    This is brilliant, Jenn! We love tzatziki sauce, so naturally I will have to try this one. Thank you!

  5. says

    Oh what an interesting combination!  I love playing around with spices.  I will totally have to try this one out!  Thanks for visiting me and I’m so happy to have found you as well :)

  6. says

    Where is your book that you need to write (combined with the witty commentary)? 
    BTW spreading the sriracha love to everyone I encounter…went a little overboard and brought a bottle to work for taste to tests to anyone who would take it :)

  7. says

    Soo … then not on cupcakes, huh? 😉  Just teasing, Jenn!  Thanks for your ideas … I like the idea of putting it on a turkey burger!  It would be a lot more interesting than my normal ketchup and mustard!! 😉

  8. says

    The falafels look like a perfect, healthy, quick-fix dinner. I need to try those out along with the bacon tempeh. (Your shameless plug worked.) LOL!

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