Pork Souvlaki With Tzatziki

By Lemon & Olives

pork souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki– a personal favorite. I love it not only because it’s healthy ( a great substitute for red meat), but it really seems to absorb the flavors of this recipe quite well.

I know it’s a bit cold outside now with fall being here, but that doesn’t stop me from using our grill. There’s something to be said about the smell of meat cooking on a grill and the aromas of the marinade.

While traditional souvlaki is made with chicken, don’t be afraid to substitute it with your favorite meat or with whatever you have available.

The reason Jane and I decided on pork, was because we had bought a good amount while it was on sale and froze it, and as we’ve said before, we like to use everything available to us in the house before heading off to the store. Thus, we thought of cutting the pork into cubes, adding some  vegetables,  skewing them, and boom, our pork souvlaki was born.

pork souvlaki on pita

These are fairly simple to make, the marinade is quick and easy and it makes the pork taste delicious.

While we recommend marinating the pork for at least an hour, if you have less time, I still think these will turn out great. To offset the lack of time, just brush them with the marinade as you’re cooking them (still mix like it step 1 below however). Feel free to swap out the veggies for ones you have in the house or prefer.

Additionally, if you want to bring these pork skewers to the next level, you’ll need the coveted Greek sauce – tzatziki. It also helps to serve it on a pita like pictured above, while not required, it does introduce great flavors to the dish.

Give our pork skewers a try and let us know what you think!



pork souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki With Tzatziki

Yield: 3 -5
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Delicious Pork Souvlaki


  • 3 lbs Pork, cut into cubes
  • 1-2 onions, cut into large pieces (to preference)
  • 1-2 bell peppers cut into large pieces, to preference
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, grated (optional)
  • 3-4 pitas for serving, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine: pork, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper - mix well.
  2. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1hr to marinate.
  3. Remove, and skew pork, onions, and bell peppers.
  4. Pour any remaining marinade over entire skewer.
  5. Place on grill for 10-15, until thoroughly cooked. Turning twice.
  6. Remove, and serve with pita and tzatziki!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving:Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Lemon & Olives is a husband and wife team exploring the Mediterranean (Diet) Lifestyle, Greek foods, Greek Culture, History and all things Greece.

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