Dutch-style Souvlaki


Dutch-style Souvlaki

Delectable Dutch Souvlaki: A Fusion of Greek and Dutch Flavors

In the context of Dutch cuisine, this recipe brings a delightful twist to the traditional Greek Souvlaki. Succulent pieces of marinated meat are skewered and grilled to perfection, infusing them with a harmonious blend of Greek and Dutch flavors. Get ready to savor a mouthwatering dish that combines the best of both culinary worlds.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 22 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free (when using gluten-free wraps)

Mustard, Garlic

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free (due to the yogurt-based sauce)


While the original Greek Souvlaki typically uses pork or chicken, this Dutch adaptation introduces a variety of meats such as beef, lamb, and even venison. Additionally, the marinade incorporates Dutch ingredients like mustard and apple cider vinegar, adding a unique tangy flavor to the dish. The traditional Greek pita bread is replaced with Dutch-style flatbread or wraps, and the tzatziki sauce is substituted with a creamy Dutch yogurt-based sauce. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Add the meat pieces to the marinade and toss until well coated. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for more flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated meat onto skewers, leaving a small space between each piece.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Warm the Dutch-style flatbread or wraps on the grill for a few seconds on each side.
  7. 7.
    Serve the grilled meat skewers on the flatbread or wraps, and add your desired toppings.
  8. 8.
    Roll up the flatbread or wraps, securing them with parchment paper or foil if needed.
  9. 9.
    Enjoy your Dutch-style Souvlaki!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Meat — For tender and juicy souvlaki, choose cuts of meat with some marbling, such as pork shoulder or chicken thighs.
  • Dutch-style flatbread or wraps — If you can't find Dutch-style flatbread, you can use tortillas or any other flatbread of your choice.
  • Yogurt-based sauce — To make the sauce creamier, strain the yogurt in a cheesecloth or fine-mesh sieve for a few hours before using.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Baste the skewers with the marinade while grilling for extra flavor.
  • Serve the Dutch-style Souvlaki with a side of Dutch fries and a refreshing salad for a complete meal.
  • Experiment with different meat combinations to find your favorite flavor combination.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili flakes to the marinade.

Serving advice

Serve the Dutch-style Souvlaki hot, allowing everyone to assemble their own wraps or flatbreads with their preferred toppings. Accompany it with a side of Dutch fries and a fresh salad for a satisfying and balanced meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled meat skewers on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or dill. Serve the flatbreads or wraps separately, allowing guests to create their own personalized souvlaki wraps. Add a dollop of the yogurt-based sauce on the side for dipping.