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. CrunchyCreamySweet says

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

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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!! 😉

  7. 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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