Whip up delicious pork souvlaki kebabs for dinner

By / Food / July 18th, 2017 / 21
Delicious barbecued souvlaki

Start grilling season with this flavourful kebab, a favourite Greek fast food. You can marinate chopped zucchini, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers to thread on the skewers as well, just double the marinade. Serve with rice or pita bread and a salad of tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onions and feta cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.

pork souvlaki with tzatziki sauce

serves 4

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 large or 2 small pork tenderloins, cut into cubes

In a large ceramic or glass bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. Add pork tenderloin and marinate in the fridge overnight.

Thread pork on skewers. Discard marinade. Grill or broil about 7 to 10 minutes, turning as needed.

tzatziki sauce

2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cucumber, peeled, grated, salted for 30 minutes, rinsed and wrung dry in clean towel
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh dill, minced
Dash hot sauce, such as tabasco

Mix in bowl. Serve with souvlaki.

Match: Enjoy with a Chardonnay or Chablis.


Quench Food Editor, Nancy Johnson, minced, sliced, chopped, sautéed and sipped her way through George Brown College’s culinary program with a focus on food writing and wine. Nancy cooks by the code her Italian grandmother taught her: For the best results, always use the freshest, best ingredients. She writes for Ohio-based Wine Buzz Magazine and recently published a short story in Woman’s World Magazine. She is always on a diet.

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