Total Time
2hrs 7mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 7 mins

This is posted in response to a request for "skewer" recipes. A real coincidence as this was being prepared on the food network by Nick Makris from Nick's Diner in Regina Sask - it looked SO GOOD I just had to post it. Use pork or lamb - serving with pita bread is optional but tzatziki is a must! Prep time includes a minimum of 2 hours for marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, mint and black pepper in a bowl& mix well.
  2. Add meat, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate; marinate for a minimum of 2 hours but overnight for best results.
  3. If using wooden skewers soak them in water overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  5. Thread meat evenly onto 4 skewers& season with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill skewers 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium or cook a few minutes longer if you prefer well done (6 to 7 minutes).
  7. Serve with tzatziki sauce and pita bread.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent flavor ~ made the best gyros we've ever had. I was a little concerned about the mint as I've never used it before in a marinade, but it didn't over power at all. Served with pita pockets, feta and tzatziki!

5 5

Was looking for recipes that used mint. Even though it's just April our mint is wild right now. Coincidentally we also had a pork loin ready to be cut up. So delicious and kept the pork moist. Served over rice with grilled peppers and onions. Will keep and use again. Thanks for posting!

5 5

I doubled the recipe, and put the coated meat in freezer bags, then threw them in the freezer. Next time I want souvlaki, I will just take the bags out. It will marinade as it thaws.