Greek Souvlaki Recipe

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This Greek Souvlaki Recipe is a quick and easy grilled pork loin recipe with a delicious lemon-olive oil marinade. 

wooden plate with greek pork on skewers with lemon

Every fall, my family visits the Greek Festival put on by the Greek Orthodox Church of Salt Lake City. We love feasting on the food and enjoying the Greek culture. And one of our all-time favorite foods is the souvlaki: tasty little bits of juicy, marinated, barbecued pork.

I had to create my own version of this succulent marinated pork loin recipe we could enjoy at home and to share with you! This has become a family-favorite dinner for the summer. 

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe: This Souvlaki Recipe produces the most tender, juicy and flavorful grilled pork that cooks up in a flash. It’s perfect for outdoor gatherings and a fun twist on BBQ.

Update: My family has always loved this recipe, so I updated the post with new tips and photos to help you cook perfect delicious Greek pork kabobs at home. 

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How to Make Greek Souvlaki

This souvlaki is made with pork loin which is a lean, tender cut of meat that absorbs a marinade very well.

I highly recommend you start marinating the pork in the morning or even the night before you want to serve it. Marinate the meat in a plastic zip-top bag and occasionally, move the bag around to redistribute the marinade. 

For grilling, bamboo skewers work, however we prefer metal skewers. They’re reusable and they don’t have to be soaked ahead of time. Our skewers are similar to these

raw greek souvlaki before cooking

What to Serve with Greek Souvlaki

I always serve this Greek grilled pork with lemon rice. You can make it on the stove while the pork grills or pop the rice in an Instant Pot using our recipe from Pressure Cooking Today. Both versions are light, fluffy and the perfect pairing with lemony pork. 

Doubling or Tripling the Recipe

You can easily scale this recipe up or down to fit your needs. We usually triple the recipe to feed a crowd. And it always disappears quickly!

If you end up with leftovers, they make a delicious topper to a salad or even a tasty sandwich for lunch the next day. 

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wooden plate with greek pork on skewers with lemon
Yield: 8 servings

Greek Souvlaki

Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 6 minutes

Greek Souvlaki with pork loin is a quick grilled recipe with a refreshing lemon-olive oil marinade for a light summery dinner


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 lbs. cubed pork loin


    1. Mix ingredients, marinate in a Ziploc bag 6 hours or overnight.
    2. Spear cubes on skewers.
    3. BBQ on high heat for approximately 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 30g

Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.

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