Acropolis Grill’s Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

There really is something cool and refreshing about a cucumber. That iconic cucumber slice placed under your eyes soothes your skin, or you can add a slice to spruce up a drink – from water to your favorite cocktail.

Cucumbers are a healthy option, with no fat and a slew of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamin C. But cucumbers do so much more than that. They actually do cool down the temperature of your blood, can reduce swelling when applied topically, and might help lower blood sugar and keep you regular. What’s more, they can help reduce stress, boost energy, freshen breath, and even prevent hangovers. Now that’s cool.

Acropolis Grill’s Tzatziki Sauce

Recipe by Chef Lloyd George
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    Enjoy this authentic Greek Tzatziki sauce recipe from local favorite restaurant, Acropolis Grill.


    • 1

      cucumber, unpeeled and grated  (English cucumber works best)

    • 3 cups

      plain full-fat Greek yogurt

    • 4

      large garlic cloves, finely minced (or 4 Tbsp. granulated garlic)

    • 4 Tbsp.

      extra-virgin olive oil

    • 2 Tbsp.

      rice wine or white vinegar

    • 1 tsp.

      kosher salt

    • 2 Tbsp.

      fresh dill, minced

    • 1 tsp.

      white pepper


    • Slice cucumbers in half and clean out seeds. Then grate and drain them through a fine mesh sieve overnight or squeeze out moisture with a kitchen towel.

    • Combine yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl and put in cooler overnight. The next day, transfer grated cucumber, fresh dill, and white pepper to yogurt mixture and stir. Keep chilled.

    • Serve with raw vegetables and warm pita or add to any grilled meats or vegetables.

      Did You Know?

      A cucumber is made of 95% water. It can also defog a hazy mirror and remove tarnish from metals, and the peel erases pen ink!

      Chef Lloyd George at Acropolis Grill headshot

      Chef Lloyd George

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