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Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

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Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

What are the key ingredients needed to make the perfect Greek lamb souvlaki with tzatziki sauce?

Step-by-Step Guide to Perfecting Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Introduction

Souvlaki is a traditional Greek dish made with grilled meat, typically lamb or pork, on a skewer. It’s a popular street food in Greece and is often served with a side of tzatziki sauce. In this guide, you’ll learn how to make the perfect Greek lamb souvlaki with tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lamb, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 recipe tzatziki sauce (see below)

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Add lamb, onion, and bell peppers to the bowl and toss to coat with the marinade. Let the mixture marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the lamb, onion, and bell peppers onto skewers, alternating the ingredients.
  5. Grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the lamb is cooked to your liking.
  6. Serve the skewers with the tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Refrigerate the sauce until ready to serve.

Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Enjoy your delicious Greek Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce!

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