Sharon's Scrumptious Souvlaki


This is my family's favorite Greek dish. It can be served with a Greek salad and rice pilaf.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 50 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds lamb, cut into 1 inch square cubes

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried mint, crushed

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 4 cups plain yogurt

  • 1 cucumber, shredded

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 pita bread rounds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Place lamb in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup olive oil, red wine, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, mint and garlic. Stir until lamb is well coated. Cover, and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat grill, and lightly oil grate. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with dill weed, salt and pepper; set aside.

  3. Thread meat onto skewers. Grill 10 minutes, turning once. Lightly sprinkle pita bread with olive oil, and place on grill until warm, about 1 minute. Serve meat on pita bread along with sliced red onion, sliced tomato and yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

814 Calories
53g Fat
47g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 814
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 766mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 749mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.