Watermelon Tzatziki

Watermelon is the new mango. This summer, we've seen tons of recipes for watermelon in just about everything. At the Fancy Food Show, watermelon-based gazpachos (we were right next to them!) were selected as among the top 5 food trends for this year.

Well, we've got something to add to your next grilled meal--watermelon tzatziki. The sweetness of the melon really pairs nicely with the tangy greek yogurt. Such a refreshing and satisfying way to enhance a meal. Speaking from experience, it works really well with grilled lamb chops or grilled chicken kabobs.



  • 2/3 cup Watermelon, shredded and strained
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (our preference is Fage--it's the closest you'll find to real Greek yogurt at the grocery store)
  • Sea salt, to taste 
  • 1 tsp Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp Spartan Oil ;-)

Preparation: Cut up several pieces of watermelon, leaving the rind on. The rind will give you something to hold on to as you shred the melon into small pieces. After you've shredded approximately 1 cup of watermelon, place it into a strainer and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes to allow the water to drain out. After most of the water has drained out, it should yield approximately 2/3 cup of watermelon.

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, except for the salt and Spartan Oil. Mix gently to blend. Add in the salt and Spartan Oil until you're happy with the taste.


Pro tip: Preparing the tzatziki the night before will allow the ingredients, particularly the garlic to intensify in flavor.


Pericles Konstas
Pericles Konstas


1 Comment


August 21, 2015

So excited to try this!

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