Sharon's Scrumptious Souvlaki

Sharon's Scrumptious Souvlaki


"This is my family's favorite Greek dish. It can be served with a Greek salad and rice pilaf."


1 d 50 m servings 814 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 814 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 53.2 g
  • 82%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 766 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place lamb in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup olive oil, red wine, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, mint and garlic. Stir until lamb is well coated. Cover, and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill, and lightly oil grate. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with dill weed, salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Thread meat onto skewers. Grill 10 minutes, turning once. Lightly sprinkle pita bread with olive oil, and place on grill until warm, about 1 minute. Serve meat on pita bread along with sliced red onion, sliced tomato and yogurt sauce.
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  1. 84 Ratings


This is excellent with CHICKEN! YOU MUST ADD 1/2 to 1 CUP OF FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE TO THE MARINADE!!!Everyone loved this, and I even impressed the inlaws who are Greek! The cucumber sauce...

This was nothing like any lamb I have eaten at any Greek restaurant. I marinated the lamb overnight as stated, and was disappointed with the flavor. I have two tips regarding the cucumber/yogurt...

i made this for dinner tonight and thought it was missing something...then i saw the comment about adding the lemon juice to the marinade and realized that was what was missing! i made it w/chi...

Tasty souvlaki, Sharon. Better than our fav Greek restaurant. I used pork and have used chicken in the past. This recipe is great with the tzatziki sauce from this site.

This dish was fantastic! The marinade was took an inexpensive cut of lamb and made it so tender! The skewer went into the meat like a hot knife through butter! And it melted in...

This was so very delicious. I had guests over, and they couldn’t get enough of it. I used chicken instead of lamb, and I added the 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the marinade as others said and it ...

One word: DELICIOUS Okay, a few more words. Really easy to make, and goes great with tzaziki, some onions, and my homemade pita.

Delicious! I used pork tenderloin instead of lamb. I also drained the yogurt and squeezed out the excess water from the cucumber. Everyone loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.

This was amazing. My husband and I absolutely loved it. Only change I made was to use balsamic vinegar instead of wine as we didn't have any. The yoghurt/cucumber sauce tasted just like at our f...