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lamb souvlaki on a platter with tzatziki sauce, greek salad and pita bread.
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Lamb Souvlaki

Easy Lamb Souvlaki, Greek Style! Get the fire started because you're in for a treat with this tender and succulent Lamb Souvlaki, also known as lamb kebab! Perfectly seasoned lamb, grilled to perfection, this souvlaki will simply melt in your mouth!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: lamb kebab, lamb souvlaki
Servings: 8
Calories: 211kcal


  • 2 pounds lamb trimmed of fat and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  • Make the marinade. In a big bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic, onion, and ground cumin.
  • Marinate the meat. Place the lamb cubes in the bowl and toss together so that the meat is fully covered in the marinade. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. Prep the grill. Heat a grill, or a grill pan. If using a grill pan, add some olive oil to avoid the meat from sticking.
  • Thread the meat. Thread the meat onto metal skewers. If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes before using.
  • Grill the meat. Grill the skewered meat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  • Serve. Serve with pita bread, tzatziki sauce and Greek salad.


  1. I used 8-inch metal skewers and got about 8 skewers with about 5 or 6 pieces of meat on each skewer. 
  2. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before threading the meat onto them. This will prevent them from burning.
  3. Allow the meat to marinate for at least 2 to 4 hours, to allow all those great flavors and aromas to infuse the meat.
  4. Cooking times can vary greatly, so make sure to use a meat thermometer to correctly check when the meat is done. Your skewered lamb is cooked when it reaches 145°F.
  5. Nutritional information is for lamb souvlaki only.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg