This Greek Souvlaki Recipe is a quick and easy grilled pork loin recipe with a delicious lemon-olive oil marinade.
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.
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.
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.
More Mediterranean Recipes
If you want to have your own European-inspired festival this summer, try these other popular recipes:
- Pasta Caprese Salad is a wonderful Italian-style chilled pasta salad with tomatoes and mozzarella.
- Whole Wheat Pita Bread is a fun way to make your own Greek flatbread for sandwiches or a side dish.
- Instant Pot Greek Tacos are a spin on tacos with pita and spiced ground beef filling topped with homemade tzatziki.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon marjoram
- 2 lbs. cubed pork loin
- Mix ingredients, marinate in a Ziploc bag 6 hours or overnight.
- Spear cubes on skewers.
- BBQ on high heat for approximately 3 minutes per side.
My recipe is similar for the Souvlaki; however, I use 2 cloves of garlic and oregano and bay leaf. I marinate the meat with quartered onions in a bag overnight in the fridge. Nummo. The rice sounds delicious.
Hi Julie – sounds like delicious additions. Thanks!
I’m hungry right now.. so yummy
We tried this and it was amazing. Thanks for the recipe. Glad I found your blog. You have great stuff.
Yum, this sounds really good and something I could make!
Deeba @Passionate About Baking
That looks so yummy! I love tried and true recipes that you’ve been making for years and still keep making–that’s a sure sign of a great recipe!
Yum, I love Greek food. If I can just get off my Paris food obsession I’ll try your recipes. The rice looks delish.
I’m making this tonight. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I can’t wait. It should go over big with everyone, especially my son who loves pork chops and pork tenderloin.
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This sounds fantastic,and nice and easy too!
I didn’t know it was pork either! I’m excited to try this!
I love souvlaki! Love it! Great job. They look tempting
I love greek food, I could eat it every day and never get tired of it. This looks delicious.
What a wonderfull entry! I love souvlaki.
Thanks for visiting my blog. This looks great. Love greek food
This is a perfect, perfect meal! I’ve always wanted to know how to make Greek rice too. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!
The Blonde Duck
This looks fabulous! And of course, there will be delightful food at the Ball. It is the Pond, after all.
Both of these recipes sound wonderful. Simple and delicious! I will have to check these out when I have a chance.
Your Souvlaki looks just like the Greek Festival great job.