Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki
Summary

Souvlaki can be made with any meat of your choice. Try it with chicken, shrimp or lamb.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 oz. pork, 1/2 whole grain pita, ¼ cup tzatziki sauce
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 oz. pork, 1/2 whole grain pita, ¼ cup tzatziki sauce
  • Amount per serving Calories 260

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 28g
  • Potassium 560mg
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 (dried)
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • Nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • plain nonfat Greek yogurt (non-fat)
    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
  • cut in half
    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. Spread 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce inside each pita half.

  7. Remove pork from 2 skewers and stuff inside a pita pocket half. Repeat for remaining 3 pita pocket halves.

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