Taste of Greece: Souvlaki Recipe

Dish recipes: Souvlaki
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Embark on a culinary journey to Greece with Souvlaki, a beloved street food that's bursting with Mediterranean flavors. Whether grilled on skewers or wrapped in pita bread, Souvlaki is a versatile and delicious dish that's perfect for any occasion.


1 lb (0.45 kg) boneless chicken, pork, or lamb, cut into cubes

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Wooden or metal skewers

Tzatziki sauce, for serving

Chopped fresh parsley or mint for garnish

Optional: sliced tomatoes, onions, and pita bread for serving


In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper to make the marinade. Add the cubed meat to the marinade, making sure it is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best flavor. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes to prevent burning. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated meat onto the skewers, leaving a little space between each piece. Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred on the edges. Remove the Souvlaki from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve the Souvlaki hot, with tzatziki sauce for dipping and optional sliced tomatoes, onions, and pita bread on the side. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or mint.


Enjoy Souvlaki as a main dish, or wrap it in warm pita bread along with fresh vegetables and tzatziki sauce for a classic Greek gyro. It's also perfect for serving as part of a mezze platter or as an appetizer at your next gathering.

With its juicy, flavorful meat and aromatic marinade, Souvlaki is a taste sensation that will transport you to the sunny shores of Greece. Easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser, it's sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire.