Spanish-style Souvlaki


Spanish-style Souvlaki

Flavorful Spanish-inspired Souvlaki with a Twist

In the vibrant world of Spanish cuisine, this recipe brings a delightful twist to the classic Greek dish of Souvlaki. Bursting with Mediterranean flavors, this Spanish-style Souvlaki is a perfect fusion of tender marinated meat, colorful vegetables, and aromatic spices. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines the best of Greek and Spanish cuisines.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Greek Souvlaki typically features marinated pork or chicken skewers, this Spanish adaptation introduces a touch of Spanish flair by using a combination of marinated beef and chorizo. The marinade is also enhanced with Spanish spices like smoked paprika and cumin, giving the dish a rich and smoky flavor. Additionally, the traditional Greek pita bread is replaced with warm tortillas, adding a Spanish twist to the presentation. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 20g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 15g, 3g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Add the beef cubes to the marinade and toss until they are well coated. Allow the beef to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated beef cubes, chorizo slices, bell peppers, and red onion onto skewers, alternating between the ingredients.
  5. 5.
    Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the beef is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Warm the tortillas on the grill for a few seconds on each side.
  7. 7.
    Remove the skewers from the grill and carefully slide the cooked ingredients onto the warm tortillas.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Spanish-style Souvlaki immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender and juicy results, choose a cut of beef that is suitable for grilling, such as sirloin or ribeye. Trim any excess fat before cutting into cubes.
  • Chorizo — Opt for a spicy or smoked variety of chorizo to add an extra kick of flavor to the dish.
  • Bell peppers — Use a mix of red and green bell peppers for a vibrant and colorful presentation.
  • Tortillas — Warm the tortillas on the grill or in a dry skillet for a few seconds on each side to make them pliable and enhance their flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of smoked paprika and cumin in the marinade.
  • Serve the Spanish-style Souvlaki with a side of traditional Spanish rice or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetable selection by adding zucchini, mushrooms, or any other vegetables of your choice.
  • If you don't have access to a grill, you can also cook the skewers in a hot oven or on a stovetop grill pan.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style Souvlaki on a platter, allowing each person to assemble their own tortilla wraps. Accompany the dish with a selection of condiments such as tzatziki, salsa, or guacamole for added flavor.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers on the platter, placing them diagonally for an appealing visual effect. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro for a pop of color.