Pork Souvlaki – A Greek Recipe That Will Surprise You

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I’ve always loved grilled food. Combine a Greek twist with it, and you have perfection. That’s why this pork souvlaki is so good. The most wonderful thing about the dish is its simplicity. The marinate is made with 7 easy ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. All of these you’ll have right in your pantry. You can marinate it for an hour or so, overnight, a few day, or grill the meat immediately. The longer the better of course. Nevertheless, whatever you decide to do, the outcome is simply nothing more than delicious.

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Pork Souvlaki – A Greek Recipe That Will Surprise You

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 70 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 8 Calories: 180
Best Season: Summer


Ever had the hankering for a Greek treat on a summer's day when the BBQ is calling your name. If that's the case, then this pork souvlaki recipe is for you. On a side note, it really doesn't have to be summer. 



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  1. Add the pork to a mixing bowl followed by all of the ingredients except for the parsley. Mix until combined and the meat is completely covered.  

  2. Place in the fridge for about 1 hour. Overnight is actually preferred. You can grill it right away if you wish, but the longer it marinates the better it will be.

  3. Insert about 4 or 5 pieces of the meat on a skewer (depending on how long the skewers are and how big the meat is).

    If you are using wooden skewers and grilling on the bbq, it is best to soak them in water for about 1 hour to ensure they don't catch fire and burn.
  4. Heat your grill to medium high, place the pork souvlaki on, and grill on each side until cooked and browned. Alternatively, they can be done in a frying pan, BBQ, air fryer, or oven.

  5. Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy your pork souvlaki. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Cholesterol 55mg19%
Sodium 350mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 1.5g1%
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


I use pork tenderloin as it contains about the perfect amount of fat and is so easy to work with. You can use your choice of pork, however.

The seasoning for the marinate is only a suggestion. As always, add or omit what you like. Try to keep it as Greek as possible if you can.

Keywords: Greek Cuisine, Kebabs, BBQ, Grilled Food, Pork Recipe

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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