Greek Souvlaki

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 Here we have the recipe for Greek souvlaki - the plural is souvlakia. This can be eaten as a snack or as a filling lunch or supper. It's also very popular with the kids!
The normal accompaniments to the meat are tomato, onion, french fries and tzatziki. So in addition to the recipe below, you will need to have prepared tzatziki beforehand (see the recipe here) and at some point to prepare some french fries.


1 kg shoulder of pork (boneless) cut into cubes
10 pita breads
1 large tomato finely sliced
1 onion finely sliced and kept in a bowl with salted water
Juice from 1 lemon
180 ml olive oil
1 tsp salt and 1 tsp oregano mixed in a small bowl
½ tsp salt
½ tsp oregano
Salt and pepper
10 thin wooden skewers


Fix the pork cubes onto the skewers.
Place them in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper and then immerse in 60 ml of the oil.
Put in the fridge for approx. 1 hour.

Remove from the bowl and grill on both sides on a barbecue or in the grill of the cooker.
Beat the remaining olive oil (setting aside 3 tbsp before you do so) in a bowl with the lemon juice.

Greek Souvlaki - Souvlaki Recipe
Dip the souvlakia in this mixture and then place on a large dish or platter.
Sprinkle them with the salt and oregano mixture.

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Cover them with aluminium foil to keep them warm while you prepare the pita breads.
Place the 3 tbsp oil you set aside earlier in a bowl, add the ½ tsp oregano and ½ tsp salt and stir.
Brush each pita bread with this and put under the grill. Turn over and brush the other side and grill.
Don’t leave the bread under the grill too long as it shouldn’t become hard. Just enough to warm it.

On a table or work surface put the souvlakia, pita breads, tomatoes, onions, French fries and tzatziki.

Greek Souvlaki - Souvlaki Recipe
Remove the pork cubes from the skewer and place down the middle of the pita bread. 

Depending on what each person wants, add tomatoes, onions, French fries and tzatziki.
Fold the pita bread around the ingredients and wrap the bottom half with greaseproof paper or aluminium foil. (See photo below)

An alternative is to get larger pork cubes and when you put them on the skewers add small slices of green, red and yellow peppers in between the cubes. You prepare in the same way, but this is not served with pita bread, but eaten straight from the skewer.

Greek Souvlaki - Souvlaki Recipe

If you've tried this recipe please rate it!

Eat and Enjoy!



Eddel29 said...


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This is like something I tried to eat in an asian country I went to. I'm not really familiar with the Greek cuisine but this recipe is so simple and really a food that I will definitely try. Thanks!

symposio said...

You're welcome! This can also be a delicious addition to an outdoor barbecue. Enjoy!

Dhemz said...

oh, my! yummylicious....:)

marian said...

tried this recipe and it was so easy and tasted delicious must try making my own pita bread next time,just wish I could print the recipes out but for some reason they wont print out so I have to write them down,its worth it though

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