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Souvlaki Pita Bread Recipe – Category: Bread

Souvlaki Pita Bread Recipe


Makes 4


  • 1lb 2oz (500g) pork leg, cut into 1in (2.5cm) cubes 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  • ½ cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • generous 1 cup (250ml) plain yogurt (full-fat, don’t be shy) pinch of superfine (caster) sugar
  • ½ tsp dried mint, or to taste
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 oval-shaped pita breads
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced onions
  • fresh mint leaves


  1. To make the souvlaki, mix the pork and al the other ingredients together in a bowl, then cover and let marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator
  2. To make the tzatziki, coarsely grate the cucumber into a colander and sprinkle with a little sea salt
  3. Let stand for 20 minutes or so (over a bowl or the sink), then squeeze out as much water as possible
  4. Mix the cucumber into the yogurt, then add some pepper, the sugar, dried mint, and a tentative squeeze of lemon juice
  5. Taste, and add some more lemon juice or seasoning as you see fit
  6. When you are ready to cook the souvlaki, preheat a broiler (gril ) to high or preheat a ridged griddle pan until hot, then thread the cubes of marinated meat onto metal or wooden skewers (if you use wooden ones, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes before use)
  7. Cook the souvlaki for about 10 minutes, turning fairly frequently, until cooked through and starting to char in places on the outside
  8. To serve, warm the pita breads in a low oven or under a low broiler (gril ), then split and fil each one with souvlaki, tzatziki, tomato and onion slices, and fresh mint leaves
  9. Serve at once

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