Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Garlic Yogurt Dip Recipe

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Nicholas Published: December 28, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Garlic Yogurt Dip

Grilled greek lamb souvlaki with bell peppers and red onions then served with a flavorful yogurt dip and a refreshing Greek side salad.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Souvlaki Skewers:

  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 2tbspfresh thyme,coarsely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2tbspparsley,coarsley chopped
  • 1tsporegano,dried
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1lemon juice
  • 2lblean lamb,diced into 1½-inch cubes
  • 1red onion,cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1red capsicum,bell pepper, cut into 1½ inch pieces
  • 10wooden,or metal skewers
  • sea salt and ground pepper

Additional:

  • 4small pita bread,halved or 8 Tortillas
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • salt,to taste

For the Garlic Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½cucumber,finely grated
  • 1garlic clove,crushed
  • ½tspdill,dried
  • 1cupGreek yogurt,fat free
  • lemon juice
  • sea salt,to taste

For the Greek Side Salad:

  • 1cupcherry tomatoes
  • 1red onion,thinly sliced
  • 1cucumber,sliced
  • 2tbspKalamata olives,pitted and sliced
  • 100gFeta cheese,reduced fat
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tspred wine vinegar,adjust to your tastes
  • ½tsporegano,dried
  • sea salt,to taste

Instructions

Souvlaki:

  1. Combine the oil together with the herbs and spices, garlic, and lemon juice; whisk well and mix the lamb through to coat evenly. Cover with wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours or overnight for a deeper flavor.

  2. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Assemble the skewers alternating with 1 piece of onion, 1 piece of capsicum, and 1 piece of lamb.

  3. Repeat until all skewers are full. Sprinkle salt over the skewered lamb.

  4. Heat a skillet/frying pan, griddle pan, or barbecue, and cook the lamb for 15 to 20 minutes; turning once throughout cooking time until browned and crispy on both sides and cooked to your liking.

Bread:

  1. Heat a separate Grill pan on low-medium heat; brush with oil and place the bread onto pan; flipping once until heated through.

Garlic Yogurt Dip:

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix until combined. Squeeze over some lemon juice and set aside.

Salad:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix them through until well combined.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 964.96kcal
  • Fat: 93.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 44.70g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 39.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.02g
  • Fiber: 2.98g
  • Sugar: 5.47g
  • Protein: 14.24g
  • Cholesterol: 103.23mg
  • Sodium: 751.31mg
  • Calcium: 145.54mg
  • Potassium: 407.87mg
  • Iron: 2.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.84mg
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