Do you enjoy eating Souvlaki when you are out? I love it!!

You can have that same great flavour at home! On days when I am very organized, (okay that is not very often), I will even cut up and marinate my meat, then pack it right into the freezer. Hmm, I really should do that more often. I makes everything easier.. You should marinate your meat for at least 8 hours or over night…

Souvlaki Marinade

This marinade is for approximately one pound of chicken or pork.

1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. lemon juice
3 cloves garlic- minced
2 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together in a zippered bag or glass container and add meat. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes, but all day gives a nicer flavour.
Cook meat thoroughly.

** If you are making meat sticks/ kabobs then cut your meat into cubes before marinating.


If you want a simple alternative to skewers, place marinated chicken and chopped veggies into a bbq grill pan and cook until done.


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6 comments on “Souvlaki Marinade”

  1. Tried this recipe this past weekend – takes no time at all to whip up and IS TO DIE FOR! We left the chicken to marinade for about 40 mins and was soo good!!!

  2. This is a great recipe which I’ve made several times! I particularly like the suggestion of freezing it and having a ready made meal. I’ve done this several times and then just grab the frozen souvlaki to take up to the cottage. Instant meal with no fuss! Thanks, Sandi. Another delicious recipe!

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