Little one not a fan of cucumbers? Maybe they can take them or leave them… Try this simple recipe to add cucumbers to their diet!

Try a Greek-inspired dip to add interest to cucumbers!

Shredded Cucumber Tzatziki:


  • 1 cucumber shredded (can increase or decrease this based on their acceptance)
  • 1 cup plain whole fat Greek yogurt
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt (coarse)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp minced dill or mint


Shred cucumber and squeeze & pat dry. Stir all ingredients together, let sit for 10-15 minutes (the longer the better).

Serve with favorite veggies (even more cucumbers!), pita bread, bagels, and tortilla chips as a dip or spread onto sandwiches or wraps.

Picky eater tip: Let them shred the cucumber with your supervision, or let them stir it all together and watch the cucumber ” disappear”. 

Also, if the green color of the skin is too much for them in the dip, peel first. Over time, each time you make this dip, peel the cucumber less and less before shredding increasing their acceptance more and more each time.

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