Cyprus cuisine combines Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern influences, resulting in a unique culinary tradition. One popular Cypriot recipe is Souvlaki, a delicious grilled meat skewer typically made with pork. Here’s a concise recipe:


  • 500 grams pork tenderloin or pork shoulder, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pita bread or flatbread, for serving
  • Tzatziki sauce, for serving (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to make a marinade.
  2. Add the pork cubes to the marinade and toss to coat the meat evenly. Cover the bowl and let the pork marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated pork cubes onto skewers, leaving a small gap between each piece.
  5. Grill the pork skewers for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred on the outside.
  6. Remove the pork skewers from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve the Souvlaki hot, either by sliding the pork off the skewers onto a plate or by serving the skewers as they are. Accompany the Souvlaki with pita bread or flatbread and tzatziki sauce, if desired.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, and enjoy!

Note: Souvlaki can also be made with other meats such as chicken or lamb, and can be accompanied by various sides such as Greek salad or roasted potatoes for a complete meal.



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