Authentic Greek Souvlaki


Authentic Greek Souvlaki

Mouthwatering Greek Souvlaki Delight

In the vibrant world of Greek cuisine, Souvlaki holds a special place. This beloved dish consists of succulent pieces of marinated meat, grilled to perfection. Adapted to the rich flavors of Greek cuisine, this recipe will transport you to the sunny streets of Athens, where the aroma of sizzling Souvlaki fills the air.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

1 hour 15 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (without tzatziki sauce), Low-carb (without pita bread), High-protein

Garlic, Wheat (in pita bread)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free



  • Calories: 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 3g)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken or pork pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to 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.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. 7.
    Warm the pita bread on the grill for a minute on each side.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Souvlaki by placing the grilled meat on the warm pita bread. Top with tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. Roll up the pita bread and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken or pork — Ensure the meat is cut into evenly sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Tzatziki sauce — If you prefer a thicker sauce, strain the yogurt before making the tzatziki to remove excess liquid.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • For added flavor, brush the skewers with the marinade while grilling.
  • If you prefer a smoky flavor, grill the pita bread for a longer time until slightly charred.

Serving advice

Serve the Souvlaki hot, allowing everyone to assemble their own pita wraps with their desired toppings. This interactive dining experience adds to the enjoyment of the meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Souvlaki skewers on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or dill. Serve the pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and toppings in separate bowls for a visually appealing presentation.