Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad – “Traditional Recipe” – Light & East to Make

This Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad is a deliciously light meal, a traditional recipe straight from Greece.

Since I’ve put a few pounds on I have decided I need to share a few recipes that are not so calorific.

One of my delicious fallback dishes is this Lamb Souvlaki on Greek Salad. I picked up the recipe when we visited the Townsville Greek Festival.

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe Greek Salad
Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Greek Salad

All I needed to do was tweak the salad dressing and cook the souvlaki in the oven, and I had myself a gourmet diet dish.

Ingredients For Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

  • Souvlaki Ingredients
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 whole onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • Greek Salad Ingredients
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups torn cos lettuce
  • 2 whole tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 whole red capsicum diced
  • 1 whole Lebanese cucumber diced
  • 100 g Greek feta cheese
  • 12 whole kalamata olives pitted
  • 1/4 whole red onion sliced finely
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar dressing

How To Make Greek Lamb Souvlaki & Salad

  1. Souvlaki
  2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. (you can cook on BBQ also)
  3. In a bowl add all the meat patty ingredients and mix by hand until well combined.
  4. Divide the mince into 12 x 150gm meatballs.
  5. Roll each of the meatballs into a sausage shape and push a skewer through the center.
  6. Place the skewer souvlaki on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Cook in the oven for 30mins or until cooked through.
  8. Greek Salad
  9. Place ingredients on a large serving platter.
  10. Dress with balsamic vinegar.

 

How To Make Greek Lamb Souvlaki

Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad - "Traditional Recipe" - Light & East to Make

A traditional Greek lamb Souvlaki recipe with a healthy Greek Salad. This makes a very "light and Easy" meal to make inside or outside on the BBQ
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Julie

Ingredients

Souvlaki

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 whole onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup tomato paste

Greek Salad

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  • In a bowl add all the meat patty ingredients and mix by hand until well combined.
  • Divide the mince into 12 x 150gm meatballs.
  • Roll each of the meatballs into a sausage shape and push a skewer through the centre.
  • Place the skewer souvlaki on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Cook in the oven for 30mins or until cooked through.

Greek Salad

  • Place ingredients on a large serving platter.
  • Dress with balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition

Serving: 150g | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18.2% | Vitamin C: 5.7% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 14.8%

Baking your Greek Souvlakis in the oven is convenient but the boys prefer to cook them outside on the BBQ. 

Lamb Souvlaki and Greek Salad ready to eat
Lamb Souvlaki and Greek Salad ready to eat.

If I am particularly hungry, I will used a tortilla bread to make a wrap and add some tzatziki for extra flavour.

Greek Salad
Greek Salad

The Greek Salad recipe above will serve four people. Remember it’s a great nutrient burst and tummy filler so “go big” on salad.

A Greek Souvlaki Plate
A Greek Souvlaki Plate

The souvlaki is 150gms each, so according to dietitians, one souvlaki is the correct serving size for a smaller person.

 

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