GREEK LAMB SOUVLAKI WITH A GARLIC YOGURT DIP

One of our most ordered meals at our favourite Greek restaurant would have to be this one. No one complains; everyone is smiling, and we’re all so full we barely walk out. Maybe roll out.

Serves :8

Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

Souvlaki Skewers:

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme , coarsely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley , coarsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 kg | 2lbs lean lamb , diced into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion , cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 red capsicum , bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 8 — 10 wooden (or metal) skewers
  • Sea Salt and ground pepper

Additional

  • 4 small pita bread , halved (or 8 small Tortillas)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sprinkle of salt

Garlic Yogurt Sauce: *See Notes

  • 1/2 cucumber , finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic , crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • Drizzle of lemon juice
  • Sea salt to taste

Greek Side Salad:

  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber , sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Kalamata olives , pitted and sliced
  • 100 g | 3 1/2oz Feta cheese , reduced fat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar (adjust to your tastes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Sea salt to taste

How To Prepare

For the Souvlaki:

    1. Combine the oil together with the herbs and spices, garlic and lemon juice; whisk well Mix the lamb through to coat evenly. Cover with wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or over night for a deeper flavour).
    2. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes (to prevent burning). Assemble the skewers alternating with 1 piece of onion, 1 piece of capsicum, and 1 piece of lamb. Repeat until all skewers are full. Sprinkle salt over the skewered lamb.
    3. Heat a skillet/frying pan, griddle pan orbarbecue, and cook the lamb for 15 — 20 minutes; turning once throughout cooking time until browned and crispy on both sides and cooked to your liking.

For the bread:

  • Heat a separate Grill pan on low-medium heat; brush with oil and place bread (two at a time) onto pan; flipping once until heated through.

Garlic Yogurt Dip:

  • Combine all ingredients together and mix until combined. Squeeze over some lemon juice (about 1/2 teaspoon or more) and set aside.

Salad:

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix them through until well combined.

GREEK LAMB SOUVLAKI WITH A GARLIC YOGURT DIP

Notes

*Garlic Yogurt Dip per Skewer: 18 Calories; 0g Fat; 1.5g Carbs; 2.8g Protein

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GREEK LAMB SOUVLAKI WITH A GARLIC YOGURT DIP