Go Back
Acropolis Grill's Tzatziki sauce with pita, veggies, and meat; 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!

Acropolis Grill's Tzatziki Sauce

Chef Lloyd George
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Grater
  • Fine Mesh Sieve (optional)


  • 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. 
Keyword cucumber, greek yogurt, sauce, tzatziki, vegetarian, yogurt sauce