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Each day our kitchen prepares the freshest foods continuing with our treasured traditional family recipes. We are pleased to share some of our favorite recipes with you.

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

As you may know, Tzatziki is a cucumber and yogurt dip, served today with Gyros and traditionally served as an accompaniment for a variety of meats. It’s also a great dip for your pita bread, fresh veggies, or whatever you’ve got a mind to pair it with! This is a healthy, tasty sauce that’s easy to prepare and easily added to any kitchen repertoire!


1 (8 oz) container of plain Greek yogurt
1 (8 oz) container of Sour Cream
1 Cucumber, washed and shredded
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon, juiced
White Pepper to taste
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder


1. Mix sour cream and yogurt in a mixing bowl.
2. Salt the cucumber lightly, and let it stand for ten minutes in it’s own juice. Then, squeeze the cucumber by hand and put in the mixing bowl.
3. Add olive oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, and white pepper (to taste), and mix well.
4. Enjoy!

TIP:¬†Leave the pita bread off, and it’s GLUTEN-FREE!

Make sure to chill this dish, as that’s how it’s best served. If you have any feedback or questions on this recipe or any other recipe, you can always contact us at the Olympia Grill in Galveston! And if you make it, let us know how you liked it!

Kali Orexi!

Bread Pudding

When the weather begins to turn cold and chilly, we all set aside our frozen treats and look for something a little hotter to warm us up after dinner. We’ve been making this Bread Pudding in house for years now and it’s certainly a people pleaser! Rich and savory, it’s a great treat to make on a cool afternoon – and it’s just in time for Thanksgiving!


12 eggs
12 ounces brown sugar
1 quart heavy cream
2 ounces vanilla extract
1 plus loaves Mrs. Baird’s white bread
12 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup raisins (optional)


1. Put all ingredients in a bowl (except cinnamon and bread) and whisk vigorously.
2. Spread bread in pan, gently positioning as you like (add raisins here if you’d like!)
3. Pour batter over bread, place cinnamon sticks throughout evenly like straws.
4. Let soak for 20 minutes.
5. Place in 350%, preheated convection oven for 20 minutes.
6. Let cook, cool, and then refrigerate.
7. Served heated (microwave 30 seconds), with sugar or caramel glaze.

Yia Yia would be proud to see this on your dessert table for the holidays! As always, please let us know if you’ve made one our recipes – we’d love to hear your feedback! Enjoy your meals and have a great time!

Yia Yia’s Chicken Soup

If there’s one thing that says “fall” to us, it’s soup. What’s better than coming home to a nice, warm bowl of soup to warm you right up after being out in chilly weather? This recipe – given to us by our Yia YIa, or grandmother – is tasty and healthy.


1 gallon water
1 onion, chopped medium (yellow)
1 carrot, chopped medium
2 celery sticks, chopped medium
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper (or to taste)
3 teaspoons basil, dry
1 oz. chicken base (low sodium)
1/2 cup orzo (substitute rice or noodles)
1/2 chicken, washed


1. Boil water, base, vegetables and washed chicken for 40 to 45 minutes on medium heat. Remove an accumulations from the surface while boiling.
2. Remove the chicken from the pot, but save.
3. Add orzo, sea salt, pepper and basil to the broth and cook for 15 minutes.
4. Pick chicken and replace meat into the pot.

Tip: Adding Skordayia (Greek Garlic Dip) is just what the doctor ordered for a cold! Just about an ounce would do!

This is comfort food, that brings on good memories! It’s a staple at both of our Olympia locations in Galveston. As always, if you try out the recipe, let us know how you liked it!

Kali Orexi! (Bon Appetit)!

Olympia Grill’s Greek Seasoning

Today we’re bringing you a quick recipe for a seasoning mix from spices you most likely have in your cabinet! This is a great one to store away for future use, because it pairs well with many dishes and yields 1/4 cup! If you choose to use fresh Oregano, or Thyme, make sure to double the amount in our recipe.


2 tsp Dried Oregano *
1 tsp Sea Salt **
1 1/2 tsp Dried Garlic Granulate ***
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Thyme


1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Dried Mint
*Mountain Greek oregano is best!
** This is for a low-salt diet. If you’d like more salt, you can always add another teaspoon.
*** You can also use 2 tsp of powdered garlic (very strong!)


1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Store in an air-tight container.

You can use this seasoning mix on red meat, pork, poultry, or fish because of its versatility.

You can use Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg to spice up wild game or sauces to your taste, and Mint is especially good in a Meat Ball Mix or with Lamb.

As always, if you make this recipe, let us know what you thought! Or if you visit us at Olympia Grill in Galveston, we’d love to discuss it! Enjoy!

Galveston’s Best Greek Salad

Not only is this salad a staple in our restaurants, it’s also a staple in our homes. A fresh, healthy option for dinner or lunch, it’s simple to make. The dressing is also simple to prepare, and lasts about a month in the fridge – just make sure to keep it out of direct sunlight!

Greek Salad


8 oz. Iceberg lettuce and Romanie
2 oz. Spring Mix
1 Tomato, quartered
1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 Red Onion, sliced thin
2 Oz. Feta Cheese, crumbled
4 Kalamata Olives (or as many as you’d like…)
1 Pepperoncini
1 Bellpepper slice (garnish)


1. Tear and wash lettuce and spring mix.
2. Cut, peel, and slice the vegetables as detailed in the ingredients!
3. Laying your lettuce in a bowl, top with vegetables, feta, olives, and peppers.
4. Drizzle with Greek dressing and enjoy!

Greek Dressing

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 oz. Dry oregano
3 oz. Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 tsp Sea Salt (to taste)
1/8 tsp White Pepper (to taste)
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder (not granulated)*
9 oz. Olive Oil
*If you do use Granulated Garlic, use only 1/4 tsp.


1. Blend all of the dry ingredients with a little olive oil until fine.
2. Add oilve oil and vinegar; blend well.
3. Add a little more spice if needed; chill in fridge!
4. Enjoy!

Our dressing isn’t just for salads, either: it’s also great as a marinade or as a dipping sauce for breads. As always, if you make one of our recipes or have a request for a recipe, let us know!