Thursday, 9 October 2014


Hello and happy Thursday!

I hope so far today has been good to you *smiles* As for me, I have taken today to relax, and perhaps whip up some goodies later on in the day. I can't help myself!

I am really enjoying making all these dressing/sauce types of sides these days, and today - I have another winner for you, salsiki! It is almost like tzatziki, except here, you blitz all the ingredients together for a smooth sauce that you can use for dressings, top meat cutlets with, or swirls through rice or dip savoury snacks like pakora or samosas in.

I upped the ratio of filling to the amount of yogurt, and I also used Alpro soy yogurt, so this was vegan in my case. Despite soy yogurts sometimes being a little sweet, the seasoning and flavours in this dressing disguises it well. It's just really good! I'm glad I stumbled upon this recipe ^ ^

(Serves 2-4)

Before I whizzed it all up - aint it purrrdy?

200ml soy/low-fat natural yogurt
50-70 g cucumber, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped, or minced
A few mint, parsley or coriander leaves (I used mint)
1 tsp olive oil
A good pinch of salt (I used Himalayan salt)

- Simply have the yogurt, followed by the other ingredients in a bowl, and use a processor or stick blender to whizz until smooth, and serve with your food of choice! I can imagine this would go really well with falafels alongside some spicy tomato sauce as well, yum!

As for me, I used them in an fragrant Amaranth salad along with some carrot and broccoli, it was delicious. I still have a little leftover that I will use either today or tomorrow. Maybe for some vegetable cruditês, who knows?

What is your favourite yogurt based dressing, and have you ever tried amaranth before?

Original source:
Friske Vegetariske Oppskrifter, p. 27

- Jules


  1. I've never had this before and it sounds so lovely!! Definitely need to try :)

    1. Thanks Katrina! This and the Iranian Dressing I made before is lovely :) I hope you like it ^ ^

  2. Hei Julie :) Nå håper jeg er alt er bra med deg! Her er det så travelt og jeg har ikke fått besøkt deg her inne før nå. Nå kjører jeg multitasking og skal lese dine siste innlegg :)
    Spennende variant av tzatzikien, dette!

    1. Ciao bella!
      Alt er bra med meg takk, og håper alt er vel på din side av dammen også :) Fikk meg jobb i dag faktisk ^ ^ Så det var jo litt kult!

      Denne dip'en er kjempegod! Frisk, ikke minst :) Tusen takk for at du stakk snuten innom skjønne du ^ ^ x

  3. Oh wow! This is different, Jules! I love Tzatziki so this totally appeals to me! I'll probably use regular yoghurt as I generally don't use a whole lot of soy (except for some soy sauce here and there and tempeh!) Thanks for giving us a vegan option, though, it's always appreciated!! It looks beautiful in the bowl, you're right!

    1. Thanks Rose! This was whipped up in minutes, and I only used soy yogurt cause it was what I had at hand, I was pleasantly surprised at how much of a savoury flavour it had despite the Alpro yogurt itself being fairly sweet :)
      This is basically just a smoother tzatziki, so it will go down a treat for sure :) x