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Grilled Pork Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

This tender, juicy pork is bursting with the bright flavors of lemon and oregano, complimented by cool and creamy tzatziki sauce.

Grilled Pork Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Jennifer Course: Grilled, Main CoursesCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Medium
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

1

hour 
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Marinating Time

12

hours

This tender, juicy pork is bursting with the bright flavors of lemon and oregano, complimented by cool and creamy tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

  • Marinade
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp Cavender’s Greek Seasoning (optional, but good to use)

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp sugar

  • Meat
  • 2 lbs boneless pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin and excess fat, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • wooden skewers, soaked for 30 minutes

  • Tzatziki
  • 1 container / 17.6 oz plain Greek yogurt (recommended Fage)

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • For Serving
  • warm pitas

  • sliced red onion

  • sliced tomatoes

  • chopped romaine lettuce

Directions

  • Mix all marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Place pork cubes in a resealable freezer bag, pour in the marinade.
  • Seal the bag, toss to coat pork evenly with marinade.
  • Open the bag, then reseal, removing as much air as possible.
  • Place pork in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  • When read to grill, drain the pork cubes from the marinade and thread them onto soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill pork skewers over medium heat until they are browned on all sides and cooked through (about 12-15 minutes, turning a few times during cooking).
  • Remove the skewers to a plate and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  • While the pork rests, grill the pitas until lightly browned on both sides (about 1 minute per side).
  • Serve pork souvlaki skewers with the grilled pitas, tzatziki sauce (recipe below), lettuce, tomato, and onions.
  • Enjoy!
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Grate the peeled cucumber onto a plate with the larger side of a box grater, make sure you squeeze out all of the juices from the cucumber or the tzatziki will be runny.
  • Place Greek yogurt in a bowl.
  • Combine the yogurt with the cucumber and all remaining ingredients.
  • Blend thoroughly.
  • Resting period: place in refrigerator for a minimum of 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Serve with Souvlaki, gyros, pita chips, etc.

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