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Souvlaki is a popular Greek dish consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It's often served with pita bread, tzatziki, and various toppings such as tomatoes, and onions.
I first tasted souvlaki in 1978, having caught a bus in London that took me to Athens for a £10.99 (as far as I remember) return fare. Just before boarding the bus back to London after three weeks in Greece, I found a nearby souvlaki stall and bought one of the best snacks I have ever eaten.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • 1 Charcoal grill


  • 500 kg pork (or chicken) (cut into small cubes)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp rosemary
  • tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Seasoning - to taste

  • black pepper
  • rock salt


  • Pita bread (warmed)
  • tzatziki
  • tomatoes and onions (sliced)
  • onions (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp whte wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil



  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, rosemary, sweet paprika, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the cubed meat to the bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Prepare the grill with red-hot charcoal coals or preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat or
  • Thread the marinated meat onto skewers.
  • Grill the skewers for about 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred.
  • Warm the pita bread on the grill for a minute on each side.


  • Serve the souvlaki by placing the grilled meat onto the warm pita bread.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and onions dressed with white wine vinegar and olive oil and the tzatziki
  • Wrap the pita around the souvlaki and enjoy.
Keyword chicken, pork, souvlaki

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