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.
I’m still drooling over the white chocolate lime coconut cake! I am thinking about turning that into cupcakes! Thank you Barbara!
The pork sounds delicious and so does the rice. I have a craving for Greek food now.
I love souvlaki and have never ever made it! Thanks for this great recipe!
Love this combo and the greek rice.. something I must try. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
excellent for a bbq!
Mmm, this souvlaki recipes sounds great! I love a good tried and true recipe that was the product of some good ole-fashioned research 🙂 Looks delicious! I’m a Greek food fan, for sure, so I can’t wait to add this to my list of “weekly dinners.” Sorry that I’ve been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.
i didn’t know you were from utah, i used to go there all the time, great shopping when you’re from idaho!
i love greek food, this looks so good, great flavors
Thanks for all the great comments. Definitely give it a try and let me know what you think.
Tami thanks for asking about side dishes. I wondered if I should post the Greek Rice recipe I always serve with the souvlaki, but didn’t have a picture so didn’t initially. I have now added it at the bottom of the post.
A Greek salad would be great with it too. Pam posted a great looking recipe that I want to try http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/greek-salad-with-lemon-garlic-dressing.html
These look really great! I love old family favorites like this. Thanks for sharing!
I love souvlaki but have never made it before! Thanks for showing me that it is doable at home. This looks delicious!
Barbara, I’m curious..what type of side dishes did you serve with this?
I love Greek food. I’m printing this recipe and adding it to our menu for next week. Thanks for sharing it!
I’m so happy to have some of my family’s and my husband’s family’s recipes here at home. I really treasure them. Sounds like a fun blog event to join in on.
That looks delicious Barbara! I love souvlaki but never made it at home before. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
hee! I just recently had this in a Greek diner! but mine was chicken. Yours look really amazing, too! yay, now I can have this from my own kitchen!
Love souvlaki – I make mine with Chicken and greek seasoning – I’ll have to try your seasonings!
I love old family favorites like this! It looks great, Barbara! Thanks for sharing!
Mmmnnnn! I am bookmarking this for a future barbecue.
Family favorites have to be among the best ever recipes. This sounds terrific! Thank you so much for sharing. It means a lot!
We will definitely try this! Something good enough for you to keep making after 25 years has to be great! Thanks for participating!
I had no idea Souvlaki was pork. Sounds wonderful. Cant get any easier then that! Thanks for sharing your family favorites!