Delicious Cypriot Souvlaki

Cypriot souvlaki is a beloved BBQ dish that’s perfect for any gathering. Here’s a comprehensive guide to making and serving this flavorful meal.

Ingredients (for 8 large skewers)

  • 1 kg pork neck: Cut into 2.5 cm cubes, lightly oiled, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and optionally dried oregano.

Grilling Instructions for Cypriot Souvlaki

  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat a strong charcoal fire initially, then reduce the heat.
    • Grill the skewers for about 18-20 minutes until the exterior is crispy and golden.
  2. Serving:
    • Grill 8 pita breads for 1-2 minutes until soft.
    • Slice open the pita to create a pocket.


  1. Tzatziki:
    • Mix grated and well-drained cucumber with mint, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Tahini Sauce:
    • Blend 250g tahini with 125ml water, 1 crushed garlic clove, lemon juice, 40ml olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Vegetable Mix:
    • Combine 1 large diced tomato, 1 diced onion, parsley leaves, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.


  • Fill each pita pocket with the grilled pork, 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mix, and 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce.

Tips for Perfect Souvlaki

  • Heat Management: Start with a strong heat and then lower it to ensure the meat cooks evenly without burning.
  • Season Generously: Salting the meat generously before grilling helps enhance the flavor.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh herbs and vegetables to complement the grilled meat.


By following these steps, you can create authentic and delicious Cypriot souvlaki that will impress your guests. For more grilling tips and high-quality BBQ products, visit Pyrsos.

Enjoy your delicious Cypriot souvlaki!