Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki
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Summary
Souvlaki are Greek kebabs made with marinated meat. You can use any meat of your choice—try it with chicken, shrimp or lamb. To pull the meal together, serve the grilled meat in a pita pocket topped with tzatziki and other vegetables, like tomato, red onion, bell pepper, or lettuce.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    12 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 stuffed pita half
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 stuffed pita half
  • Amount per serving Calories 260

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 28g
  • Potassium 560mg
  • Phosphorus 310mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • bamboo skewers
    8
  • pork tenderloin
    1 lbs
  • lemon juice
    1/4 cup
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • garlic (minced or grated)
    4 clove
  • dried oregano
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup
  • large cucumber (peeled, seeded and grated)
    1
  • garlic (minced or grated)
    1 clove
  • fresh lemon juice
    1 tbsp
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • whole grain pocket style pitas
    2
Directions

Directions

  1. Soak bamboo skewers in warm water for at least 30 minutes. While the skewers are soaking, cut pork tenderloin into 1 inch cubes.

  2. In large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano and pepper. Add pork and stir to coat.

  3. Marinate for 10 minutes (can be made ahead of time and marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator). While the pork is marinating, preheat the broiler. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with foil. Set aside.

  4. Thread pork onto 8 skewers and lay on the baking sheet so they are not touching. Brush the skewers with remaining marinade, using all the marinade.

  5. Place the skewers in the broiler 6 inches away from heat for 6 minutes. Turn the skewers and cook an additional 6 minutes.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the tzatziki sauce.

  7. Cut the pitas in half and carefully form a pocket in each half. Spread 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce inside each pita half, then add the pork from two skewers to each. Serve as is, or stuff with additional toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and onion.

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