Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgar Salad

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgur Salad

Written by Becky

For me, One of the many flavors of fall is lamb souvlaki. Fall is the time to never take your eyes off the mountains as they’re changing color almost daily, time to pull out the warm sweaters for cooler weather, and of course, time for the annural Greek Festival in our city. I often remember seasons and special occasions by the foods we enjoy.

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgar Salad

I fell in

love with Greek food many years ago when visiting my sister who was in college in Carolina at the time. She took me to a Greek restaurant and introduced me to the glorious gyro sandwich and convinced me to taste the creamy white sauce loaded with cucumbers, tzatziki (which is now a staple around our house). Since that first taste, I’ve traveled to Greece, had the most juicy lamb gyro on the streets of Athens, and have even made it a yearly tradition to attend our city’s Greek Festival (if not for the fresh feta alone).

This year at the Greek Festival I tore a page out of the festival booklet explaining how to make traditional souvlakia, stuck it in my pocket and promised myself that another year wouldn’t go by without me trying to make this at home. As it turns out, lamb souvlakia is crazy easy to make, and now I’m wishing I would have tried it at home years ago. I guess there’s also something to be said for waiting for that special evening to go out to our favorite Greek restaurant in town or looking forward to the foods of the Greek Festival every year, lt knowing now how to make really good Greek lamb is definitely a worthwhile skill and we’ll be taking full advantage of it as we make this dish time and time again.

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgar Salad

I’m grateful for the generosity of the folks who put on the Greek Festival for sharing their recipe and grateful for delicious local lamb from Snowy Mountain Creamery. You can find the lamb as well as the bulgur at Liberty Heights Fresh.

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgar Salad

Lamb Souvlakia Recipe with Bulgur Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

An easy, traditional lamb souvlakia recipe that is cooked in less than 10 minutes.


  • 3/4 lb lamb, cut from the leg into 12 equal-sized cubes
  • juice form 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Marinate the lamb in the rest of the ingredients for 2-4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to broil then place lamb onto skewers over a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Broil lamb for 8 minutes turning half way through.
  4. Serve with bulgur salad, pita bread, and tzatziki sauce.


chicken can also be used in place of the lamb

Lamb Souvlaki goes perfectly with this herby lime bulgur salad. We also have a few slices of our homemade whole wheat pita bread with this meal so we can scoop up everything into one bite!

Lamb Souvlaki Recipe with Bulgar Salad

Lime and Herb Bulgar Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

A spin on Lebanese Tabouleh Salad with bulgar, lime juice and herbs.


  • 1 cup bulgar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 spicy pepper (I used jalepeno), diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (optional)
  • juice from 2 limes
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add in bulgar then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  2. Toss bulgar with all of the other salad ingredients, then salt to taste.
  3. Serve with lamb souvlaki.

More Greek Recipes:

Traditional Greek Salad

Lamb Meatball Gyros

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Falafel and Tzatziki

Avgolemono Soup- Greek Lemon Rice Soup

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad by Two Peas and Their Pod

Tzaziki Sauce by Kalyn’s Kitchen

Greek Style Tacos by Mountain Mama Cooks

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