Easy, flavourful grilled pork souvlaki with an even easier tzatziki recipe! Prep the recipe the day before to make dinner the next day a breeze!
Pork and Marinade
- 1 lemon (juice)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp oregano
- dash of salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin/shoulder, cut into 1” cubes
- 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 medium cucumber, grated*
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 tbsp fresh parsely, chopped finely (or 1 tsp dried)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional: pita, shredded lettuce, for serving
- Prepare the marinade. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large resealable bag or container and add the cubed pork. Toss to coat and place the pork in the fridge, at least 2 hours prior to grilling**.
- About 30 minutes to an hour before grilling, soak your wooden skewers (if using) in water. This recipe will require about 4 skewers.
- Prepare the tzatziki sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, dill, parsley and lemon juice. Taste, and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Grill the pork. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the bag, and discard the remaining marinade. Thread the pieces of pork onto the skewers. Brush the grill lightly with oil (I use a soaked paper towel) then place the skewers on the grill***, cooking them for about 4-5 minutes on each side (turning once) until browned and cooked through, to 145 F. Remove the skewers to a plate.
- To serve, place a warmed pita on each plate, followed by 1-2 souvlaki skewers, and drizzle the tzatziki sauce all over. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice all over the dish for added taste!
Leftover souvlaki can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days, in an airtight container. The tzatziki sauce will last in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
*I use the large hole on my box grater to grate my cucumber. There is no need to de-seed your cucumber!
**You can marinate this meat for up to 24 hours! I would highly recommend at least 2 hours.
***As per my blog post above, I like to use the top rack of my BBQ for these skewers; but you know your grill best!
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