Brazilian-style Souvlaki


Brazilian-style Souvlaki

Sizzling Brazilian Souvlaki with Tangy Chimichurri Sauce

In the vibrant world of Brazilian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Greek dish, Souvlaki. Bursting with flavors, this Brazilian-style Souvlaki combines tender marinated meat with a zesty chimichurri sauce. Get ready to experience the perfect fusion of Greek and Brazilian culinary traditions!

Jan Dec

70 minutes

10-12 minutes

82 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Greek Souvlaki is typically made with pork or chicken, the Brazilian adaptation introduces a wider variety of meats such as beef, lamb, or even shrimp. Additionally, the traditional Greek marinade is replaced with a Brazilian-inspired blend of spices and citrus flavors. The accompanying chimichurri sauce adds a tangy kick, giving this dish a uniquely Brazilian twist. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): Approximately 350 kcal / 1465 KJ per serving
  • Fat: 18g total, 5g saturated
  • Carbohydrates: 7g total, 3g sugars
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the meat cubes to the marinade and toss until evenly coated. Allow the meat to marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated meat, bell peppers, and red onion onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating between ingredients.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the vegetables are slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Meat — For the most tender results, choose cuts of meat that are well-marbled and suitable for grilling, such as ribeye steak or chicken thighs.
  • Bell peppers — Opt for firm and brightly colored bell peppers to add a vibrant touch to your skewers.
  • Wooden skewers — Soaking the skewers in water before grilling prevents them from burning.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, brush the skewers with the marinade while grilling.
  • Serve the Brazilian-style Souvlaki with a side of fluffy white rice or traditional Brazilian black beans.
  • Experiment with different meats and vegetables to create your own unique variations of this dish.
  • If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • To achieve a smoky flavor, consider grilling the skewers over charcoal instead of a gas grill.

Serving advice

Serve the sizzling Brazilian-style Souvlaki on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley. Accompany it with a generous dollop of chimichurri sauce on the side for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the colorful skewers on a bed of lettuce or grilled vegetables for an eye-catching presentation. Drizzle some extra chimichurri sauce over the skewers for an added pop of color.