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Souvlaki with pita bread

This is the quality fast food of Greece. Pure and tasty pork meat, fresh tomatoes, tzatziki and onions in its basic form, leaving room for many variations.

The traditional recipe for Souvlaki

Section(s): Main Courses | Author: Naxos.net


300 grams of lean meat (pork shoulder)
8 pitta breads
8 small skewers
2 onions
2 firm tomatoes
pepper (black and red)
1/4 cup of olive oil


Wash the meat well, dice it and sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Divide the pieces of meat into eight and put them on to the skewers individually. Put them to cook on the grill. Chop the onions and parsley. Wash the tomatoes and cut up them into thin slices. Cook the pittas one by one on the grill, coating them with olive oil. When the pieces of meat are tender, put them on to the pitta (one skewer for each pitta bread) and slowly draw out the skewer leaving the pieces of meat in the pitta. Add the onion, the parsley, the tomato, sprinkle with red pepper and roll up the pitta having first laid it on grease-proof paper, so that when you roll them up, you roll the paper with them. Only half of the pittas is to be exposed above the grease-proof paper.

Variation: Tzatziki can be added to the contents of the pita.

Some tips:

In an alternative souvlaki recipe, mustard is added instead of tzatziki. The result is really tasty.

On Naxos, souvlaki is a very common meal for both locals and tourists. Expecially in Naxos Town, there are many places to enjoy it. Some of them are tavenrs while some others ofer no seats, just the souvlaki on the hand.

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