Argentinian-style Souvlaki


Argentinian-style Souvlaki

Tango-infused Souvlaki: A Taste of Argentina in Every Bite

In the vibrant world of Argentinian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Greek dish, Souvlaki. This Argentinian-style Souvlaki combines the bold flavors of Argentina with the beloved grilled meat concept of Souvlaki. Get ready to experience a mouthwatering fusion that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Buenos Aires.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Paleo, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free


Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Greek Souvlaki typically features marinated pork or chicken skewers, the Argentinian-style Souvlaki embraces the rich tradition of Argentine grilling by using succulent beef as the star ingredient. Additionally, we incorporate traditional Argentinian spices and flavors to infuse the dish with a distinct South American flair. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the beef cubes to the marinade and toss until they are evenly coated. Allow the beef to marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated beef cubes onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating with chunks of red and green bell peppers and red onion.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Argentinian-style Souvlaki hot, accompanied by chimichurri sauce and your favorite side dishes.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef sirloin — For tender and juicy results, choose a well-marbled cut of beef sirloin. If desired, you can also use beef tenderloin or ribeye for a more luxurious option.
  • Red wine vinegar — Opt for a good quality red wine vinegar to enhance the flavors of the marinade.
  • Chimichurri sauce — Prepare a traditional Argentinian chimichurri sauce by combining fresh parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Drizzle it over the grilled souvlaki for an authentic touch.

Tips & Tricks

  • For added tenderness, you can marinate the beef overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Soaking the wooden skewers in water prevents them from burning on the grill.
  • Serve the Argentinian-style Souvlaki with traditional Argentinian side dishes like grilled vegetables, empanadas, or a fresh green salad.
  • Experiment with different cuts of beef to find your favorite flavor and texture combination.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the Argentinian-style Souvlaki on a platter, garnished with fresh parsley and accompanied by a bowl of chimichurri sauce for dipping. Provide extra skewers for easy serving and encourage your guests to savor the flavors of Argentina.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers on a rustic wooden board or a traditional Argentinian parrilla (grill) plate. Add a pop of color by placing grilled lemon wedges alongside the skewers. This visually appealing presentation will entice your guests to indulge in this Argentinian culinary delight.