Lamb Souvlaki

9 Reviews
89% would make this recipe again

Grilled lamb with «tsatsiki», a yogurt-garlic sauce.

«Souvlaki» (pron. soo-VLAH-kee) is a Greek specialty consisting of meat chunks that have been marinated in a mixture of oil, lemon juice, oregano, and seasonings, then grilled and served with «tsatsiki» sauce.

Marinade : 3 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 5 min
490 calories/serving


1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1/4 tsp salt 1 g
1/4 tsp ground pepper 1 g
1 tsp dried oregano 1 g
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
300 g lamb's shoulder, boneless, cut into bite-size pieces
2 servings Tsatsiki Sauce 1 cup(s)
2 pita breads 90 g
aluminum foil

Before you start

The lamb can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or an outdoor grill. Metal skewers are needed for cooking.

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.



  1. In a shallow dish, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, and minced or pressed garlic. Cut the lamb into pieces and add them to the dish, turning them to coat well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, turning the pieces once.

Grill or broil

  1. Heat the grill to medium. Place the lamb pieces on to metal skewers. Grill until the lamb is medium-rare and lightly charred on the surface, about 10-12 min, brushing with more marinade as needed. Alternatively, preheat the broiler. Put the lamb pieces on the rack of a broiler pan, 10-12 cm from heat. Broil 12-14 min total for medium-rare, turning them over once. In the meantime, wrap the pita bread in foil and put in lower third of oven to warm up.
  2. When the lamb pieces are ready, transfer them to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let stand 5 min before serving with the tsatsiki sauce and warm pita bread.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (150 g)


% Daily Value




21 g

32 %

Saturated 6.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

31 %


90 mg


640 mg

27 %


38 g

13 %


2 g

7 %


11 g

Net Carbs

36 g


37 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

12 %


29 %


29 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 1
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 3 ½

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9 Reviews (8 with rating only) 89% would make this recipe again
august 13, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was excellent and my kids loved it. No comparison with the store-bought tsatsiki sauce! And it is so easy to make.

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august 13, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was excellent and my kids loved it. No comparison with the store-bought tsatsiki sauce! And it is so easy to make.

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