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Greek style beef souvlaki with Greek salad and homemade yoghurt sauce
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Greek style beef souvlaki with Greek salad and homemade yoghurt sauce

8 minutes (10-12 minutes)
Serves 4

Beef Souvlaki:

  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 650g lean diced beef

Yoghurt sauce:

  • 1 medium cucumber, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Greek Salad:

  • 120g baby rocket leaves
  • 2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, thickly sliced
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, halved, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 4 wholemeal small pita breads, to serve
  1. Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together oil, garlic, oregano, pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add diced beef and turn to coat. Set aside.
  3. To make yoghurt sauce, add grated cucumber, Greek yoghurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice and black pepper to a hand held blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  4. Thread the beef onto the skewers and brush skewers with leftover marinade.
  5. Preheat a chargrill or large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add beef skewers and cook, turning and brushing with remaining marinade for 6-8 minutes or until just cooked.
  6. While beef skewers are cooking, prepare Greek salad. Combine rocket, tomato, cucumber and red onion in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  7. Serve beef skewers with Greek salad, homemade yoghurt sauce and wholemeal pita bread.

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