Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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By Christina Cannon

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Acropolis Grill

Tzatziki Sauce

 

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, seeded

2 cups Greek yogurt

2 garlic cloves, pressed fine OR 2 Tbsp. granulated garlic

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice OR 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped

Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper

 

Directions

Grate or finely dice seeded cucumber. Drain with a sieve overnight or wrap in a kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend together and cover. For best results, let flavors meld for 4 hours or overnight.

 

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“Tzatziki, sometimes called gyro sauce, is so much more than that. Its flavors of fresh cucumber and dill provide a cool tart taste, and the yogurt pairs great with an array of foods. I like it with lamb chops and as a general dipping sauce for raw vegetables and pita, as well as cooked zucchini chips. It is also a healthy option with its use of fresh garlic and the probiotics found in the yogurt.”  – Lloyd George, Chef

 

 

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plate from acropolis grill with tzatziki sauce on it

Tzatziki Sauce

Acropolis Grill
Course Sauce
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 1 English cucumber, seeded
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed fine (OR 2 tbsp. granulated garlic)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (OR 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Pinch kosher salt and ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Grate or finely dice seeded cucumber. Drain with a sieve overnight or wrap in a kitchen towel and squeeze out excess water.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend together and cover. 
  • For best results, let flavors meld for 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

“Tzatziki, sometimes called gyro sauce, is so much more than that. Its flavors of fresh cucumber and dill provide a cool tart taste, and the yogurt pairs great with an array of foods. I like it with lamb chops and as a general dipping sauce for raw vegetables and pita, as well as cooked zucchini chips. It is also a healthy option with its use of fresh garlic and the probiotics found in the yogurt.” - Lloyd George, Chef
Keyword acropolis grill, greek sauce, gyro sauce, healthy sauce, tzatziki sauce, yogurt sauce
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