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Bursting with Mediterranean flavours, souvlaki is a traditional Greek dish that features succulent pieces of meat marinated in aromatic herbs and spices, grilled to perfection and served with warm pita bread and refreshing tzatziki sauce. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of creating an easy and delectable homemade souvlaki using Halenda’s Meats Pork Tenderloin.

Marination Magic:

The secret to mouthwatering souvlaki lies in the marinade. Halenda’s Meats Pork Tenderloin serves as the star ingredient, boasting exceptional quality and tenderness. Before grilling, the pork is marinated in a blend of garlic, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, dried oregano, honey, salt, and pepper. This infusion of flavours works its magic, resulting in juicy and aromatic meat.

The Preparation:

Cut the Halenda’s Meats pork tenderloin into bite-sized pieces. The uniformity of the pork ensures even cooking and a delightful eating experience. Place the pork pieces in a bowl or a resealable plastic bag, and generously coat them with the flavourful marinade. Allow the meat to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, or better yet, overnight. This extended marination time ensures that the pork absorbs the flavours deeply, resulting in a taste sensation that will tantalize your senses.

Grilling To Perfection:

When it’s time to sizzle up the souvlaki, preheat your grill to medium heat. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 20 minutes beforehand to prevent them from burning on the grill. Thread the marinated pork onto the skewers, leaving some space between each piece. This allows the heat to circulate evenly and ensures that the souvlaki cooks uniformly.

Grill the skewered pork for approximately 5-6 minutes per side. As the meat cooks, it develops a beautifully charred exterior while remaining tender and juicy inside. Keep a close eye on the souvlaki, adjusting the cooking time as needed based on the thickness of the pork pieces. The goal is to achieve a perfect balance between caramelized perfection and succulent tenderness.

It’s Time to Eat:

Once the souvlaki is cooked to perfection, remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for a few minutes. This resting period ensures that the juices redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in optimal flavour and texture. Serve your homemade souvlaki with warm pita bread or flatbreads to create delightful wraps or sandwiches. For an authentic Greek touch, accompany the souvlaki with creamy tzatziki sauce—a refreshing blend of yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and herbs that perfectly complements the smoky flavours of the grilled pork.

With a flavourful marinade, high-quality pork tenderloin from Halenda’s Meats, expert grilling, and thoughtful presentation, you can enjoy the delectable taste of tender and aromatic souvlaki in the comfort of your own home.

Visit us in-store today to make your very own pork souvlaki or, you can even pick up our Halenda’s Own pre-made pork souvlaki! Either way, souvlaki is the perfect summer dish for any occasion.


Pork Souvlaki

Easiest Homemade Pork Souvlaki

If you're craving a taste of Greece and looking to make a delicious homemade meal, souvlaki is the perfect choice. This popular Greek dish features succulent pieces of meat, typically pork, marinated in flavourful herbs and spices, then grilled to perfection. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of making an easy homemade souvlaki using Halenda's Meats Pork Tenderloin, which guarantees tender and juicy results. Let's get started on this mouthwatering culinary journey!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2 Halenda's Meats Pork Tenderloin
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • Half Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Drizzle Honey
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Tzatziki sauce, for serving (optional) (optional)
  • Pita bread or flatbreads, for serving
  • Wooden or metal skewers


  • Cut the pork into bite-sized pieces and place them into a bowl.
  • In a bowl, combine the garlic powder, olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, honey, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a fragrant marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the meat, making sure to coat it evenly. Cover the dish or seal the bag, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the flavours to blend.
  • Preheat your grill to medium heat. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes before grilling to prevent burning.
  • Remove the marinated pork from the refrigerator and thread the pieces onto the skewers, leaving a little space between each piece. This will help ensure even cooking.
  • Place the skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 5-6 minutes a side, until the pork is cooked through and nicely charred on the outside. Remember, the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the pork pieces, so keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking.
  • Once cooked, remove the souvlaki from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures maximum tenderness.
  • Serve the souvlaki hot with pita bread or flatbreads, and if desired, accompany it with tzatziki sauce for a refreshing and tangy complement.

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