Pork Souvlaki from Nom Nom Paleo


It’s really hard to not like grilled, marinated meat. Greek flavors of lemon and oregano really hit the spot for me in this dish. I made it with pork, but you could easily swap pork for chicken. Make sure you have several hours for the meat to marinate, if not overnight. It is worth it, trust me!


  • 3 lbs boneless pork loin or shoulder, cut into 1.5″ cubes
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1.5″ cubes
  • wooden skewers, soaked in water

In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper together. Add the chicken or pork and stir to coat well. Make sure meat is as submerged as possible. Cover with saran wrap and keep in fridge to marinate. I try to stir the meat at least one during the marinating process, especially if any is left un-submerged.


When ready to grill, preheat your grill pan over medium heat. You could also do this outside on a grill if you prefer. Skewer the meat alternating with the cubed onions.


Grill the skewers 3-4 minutes on each side, until the onions are sorted and pork is cooked to desired level of doneness. These pork skewers are the perfect addition to a big greek salad with this dressing! Could also be served with pita and tzatziki. Either way, enjoy!



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