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Lamb Souvlaki
Greek Lamb Skewers

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Souvlaki aka meat skewers is one of the most popular dishes in Greece. This delicious meal is very simple to prepare and you will only need a few ingredients: meat, olive oil, lemon and herbs. I prefer lamb or pork but you can use beef, chicken or even turkey. The best thing about this keto recipe is that it's virtually zero-carb and will keep hunger at bay!

You can serve these tasty meat skewers with keto salads or dips including Greek salad or Melitzanosalata.

There are many more recipes in our KetoDiet App that pair well with Souvlaki: Tzatziki, Mediterranean salad, Low-carb Caponata, Tomato & mozzarella salad and many more.

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Note: Only part of the oil in included in the nutrition facts, as most is used for marinating and re-used or discarded. You can use pork, beef or even chicken. If you prefer to use pork, opt for outdoor reared pork and avoid farmed pork.

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein35.9 grams
Fat47.5 grams
Calories583 kcal

Calories from carbs 1%, protein 25%, fat 74%

Total carbs1.5 gramsFiber0.4 gramsSugars0.3 gramsSaturated fat18.3 gramsSodium437 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium45 mg(11% RDA)Potassium631 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (make 4 servings)

  • 800 g lamb leg or shoulder, boneless (1.76 lb)
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint or 1 tbsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped rosemary or 1-2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or more if desired

Instructions

  1. Dice the meat into abut 2-inch (5 cm) pieces. Lamb Souvlaki - Greek Lamb Skewers
  2. Place in a bowl and add extra virgin olive oil and freshly juiced lemon. Finely chop the mint and rosemary and add to the bowl. Season with salt and mix well to cover the meat in the oil mixture on all sides. Place in the fridge for 4-8 hours or overnight. Mix once or twice to avoid drying. The longer you marinate it, the better. Lamb Souvlaki - Greek Lamb Skewers
  3. When ready to cook the skewers, preheat the oven to 220 °C/ 430 °F (fan assisted), or 240 °C/ 465 °F (conventional). Pierce the skewers through each meat cube and place them on a rack and in the oven. Lamb Souvlaki - Greek Lamb Skewers
  4. After 10-15 minutes, turn each of the skewers on the other side and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Lamb Souvlaki - Greek Lamb Skewers
  5. When crispy and browned, remove from the oven and let them cool down. Serve hot with sides like Melitzanosalata or Greek Salad. Enjoy! Lamb Souvlaki - Greek Lamb Skewers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 2 skewers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Lamb (boneless, lean and fat, raw)
0 g35.7 g33.9 g458 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Rosemary, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.8 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 2 skewers
1.1 g35.9 g47.5 g583 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (10)

For the EVOO, recipe states 1/2 cup. However, bracket states 60ml which is 1/4 cup. So, should it be 1/2 cup or 1/4 cup?

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Thanks for spotting that Karen! It is 1/2 cup = 120 ml. Fixed!

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So beautiful, great for summer BBQ! 😊

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Thank you Hayley! Yes, it's great for bbq 😊

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Now this is my kind of dinner! I often make the pork skewers from your app and have to try these for a change. I'm lucky enough to live near a farm and get fresh grass-fed meat!

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Thank you Tim, you're very lucky!

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I love those photos they make me drool!!! 😊

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Thank you Elisa!

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I love Greek food and I can't wait to get back to Greece this summer. At least you brought some sun on my plate for now! Thanks 😊

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Thank you Kat! My partner is Greek so we have Greek food quite often 😊

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