Marinated Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour and 5 minutes
  • 2 servings
Marinated Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki

A marinade is of the utmost importance when making a delicious souvlaki. Spice it generously with cumin, paprika, oregano, and thyme. All these flavors, together with lemon and olive oil get absorbed by the lamb meat. Pair this with a refreshing tzatziki. And serve it with pita. If that’s something you don’t have in your kitchen, substitute with a tortilla.


For the marinated lamb:

12 ounces of lamb shoulder, cubed
1 red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon paprika
½ tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon thyme powder
⅓ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed

For the tzatziki:

1 cup greek yogurt
1 cucumber, grated and squeezed
1 teaspoon dried mint
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed


  1. For the marinated lamb:

    Add the cubed lamb shoulder, red onion, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, oregano, thyme, olive oil, and garlic to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix. Marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. For the tzatziki:

    Add the Greek yogurt, cucumber, dried mint, olive oil, and garlic to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix. Set aside.

  3. Assemble the skewers:

    Skewer the marinated lamb cubes and place them on the grill together with some marinade.

  4. Grill the skewers until the lamb is browned on all sides. Serve them together with tzatziki and pita (or even tortilla) and garnished with some parsley.

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