Grilled Steak Souvlaki

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Immerse yourself in the flavors of Greece with our sensational Grilled Steak Souvlaki recipe. This Greek-inspired marinade transforms beef tenderloin kabobs into a delectable culinary experience. Prepare to embark on a mouthwatering journey as classic Greek flavors like oregano, olive oil, and zesty lemon juice infuse the tender and juicy steak, creating an irresistible blend of savory perfection. With each bite, you’ll be transported to the sun-drenched shores of Greece, all without leaving the comfort of your own backyard.

At the heart of this recipe lies the art of souvlaki—a traditional Greek dish that showcases the rich heritage of Mediterranean cuisine. By marinating succulent beef tenderloin in a harmonious blend of Greek ingredients, we unlock a symphony of flavors that will delight your palate. The combination of fragrant oregano, high-quality olive oil, and tangy lemon juice infuses the steak with an irresistible aroma and a tantalizing taste that lingers on your taste buds.

Grilling the beef kabobs takes this culinary adventure to new heights. The sizzle of the grill intensifies the flavors and creates those coveted grill marks, adding visual appeal to the succulent meat. As the steak cooks to perfection, the marinade caramelizes, creating a mouthwatering crust that locks in the juiciness, ensuring every bite is tender and packed with incredible flavor.

Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Greece without ever stepping foot on a plane. The aroma of the sizzling steak mingling with the fragrant herbs will transport you to a bustling Greek taverna, where laughter and warmth fill the air. As you savor each tender morsel, you’ll experience the essence of Greek cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh ingredients and robust flavors.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or seeking to elevate your weeknight dinner, Grilled Steak Souvlaki is a culinary masterpiece that will impress your family and guests alike. Gather around the grill, embrace the spirit of Greece, and indulge in this sensational dish that captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Let the flavors of oregano, olive oil, and lemon juice transport you to a place of gastronomic bliss as you savor these tender and juicy Greek-style beef kabobs.

Side Dishes

This is a great savory dish that will go well with some other grilled vegetables like Grilled Broccoli, Grilled Eggplant, Grilled Artichokes or Grilled Asparagus. Don’t forget dessert: Low-Carb Cheesecake.


The sauce for this dish a Greek style Chimichurri Sauce. To adapt this sauce to other cuisine, just change the herbs: cilantro, parsley and chives for a Latin flair, basil, oregano and parsley for Italian.


Grilled Steak Souvlaki

Grilled Steak Souvlaki

Beef tenderloin kabobs are seasoned with classic Greek flavors including oregano, olive oil and lemon juice to create these tender and juicy Grilled Steak Souvlaki.

  • Author: Diabetes Food Hub
  • Prep Time: :40
  • Cook Time: :10
  • Total Time: :50
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Diabetic


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For Souvlaki

  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 1 pound lean steak (such a sirloin or tenderloin), cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 whole grain pocket style pitas, cut in half

For Sauce

  • 1 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced (1/4cup lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon zest)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in warm water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together oregano, garlic, ground black pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and red wine vinegar. Add cubed steak and stir to coat.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes (can be made ahead of time and marinate up to 24 hours in the refrigerator). While the steak is marinating, prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
  4. Thread marinated steak onto 8 skewers grill on all sides (4 minutes on each side). Brush the skewers with remaining marinade during grilling, using all the marinade.
  5. Grill the pita pockets for 30 seconds on each side.
  6. In a blender or food processor, blend all of the sauce ingredients.
  7. Remove steak from 2 skewers and stuff inside a pita pocket half. Repeat for remaining 3 pita pocket halves and top with 2 Tablespoons of the sauce.


  • Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 3 Lean Protein, 2 Fat
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