Mediterranean Souvlaki


Mediterranean Souvlaki

Savor the Flavors of the Mediterranean with this Delicious Souvlaki Recipe

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with this mouthwatering Mediterranean Souvlaki recipe. Bursting with vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients, this dish is a delightful adaptation of the classic Greek Souvlaki. Enjoy the essence of Mediterranean cuisine in every juicy and tender bite.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

1 hour 27 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Greek Souvlaki is traditionally made with pork, this Mediterranean adaptation incorporates a variety of protein options such as chicken, lamb, or even tofu for a vegetarian twist. The marinade is enhanced with Mediterranean herbs and spices, giving it a distinct flavor profile that perfectly complements the target cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (Saturated Fat: 2g)
  • Carbohydrates: 8g (Sugars: 3g)
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the chicken cubes to the marinade and toss until they are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated chicken, bell peppers, and red onion onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating between the ingredients.
  5. 5.
    Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Mediterranean Souvlaki with pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and a side of Greek salad.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Ensure the chicken is cut into evenly sized cubes to ensure even cooking.
  • Bell peppers — Choose firm and vibrant bell peppers for the best flavor and texture.
  • Red onion — Soak the red onion chunks in cold water for 10 minutes before skewering to mellow their flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the cooked souvlaki before serving.
  • If using wooden skewers, remember to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Experiment with different Mediterranean herbs and spices to customize the marinade to your taste preferences.
  • Serve the Mediterranean Souvlaki with a side of couscous or quinoa for a complete meal.
  • If grilling is not an option, you can also cook the skewers in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for approximately 15-20 minutes.

Serving advice

Serve the Mediterranean Souvlaki on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs such as parsley or mint. Accompany it with warm pita bread, a dollop of creamy tzatziki sauce, and a side of Greek salad for a truly authentic Mediterranean experience.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers in a visually appealing manner on the platter, alternating between the colorful chicken, bell peppers, and red onion. Drizzle a little extra olive oil over the skewers for a glossy finish. Sprinkle some chopped fresh herbs on top to add a pop of green.