Authentic Greek Souvlaki Skewers Recipe

Authentic Greek Souvlaki skewers is a super easy and tasty greek kabob with tender grilled meat marinated in a lemony olive oil mixture.  Serve with an authentic Tzatziki sauce.

Authentic Greek Souvlaki

Course: barbecue, dinner, entree, Main, Main Course, meat
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
marinate: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 321 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Souvlaki is a great Greek meat recipe, which combines tender meat and grilled meat.

Feel free to mix the types of meat you use and you can add onion and pepper wedges to your skewers as well.

Also, you can cut your meat into larger or smaller chunks depending on how large or small you like your meat skewers.



  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 lbs pork/lamb/chicken cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the meat making sure to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Put meat onto kebab skewers.
  3. Lightly brush grill with oil. Cook the meat for 10-15 minutes or until done, be sure to turn the skewers often to ensure the meat is cooked evenly.

Recipe Notes



Calories are calculated using chicken breasts.  Serve with authentic Tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Greek Souvlaki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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