Sharon’s Scrumptious Souvlaki


2 pounds lamb, cut into 1 inch square cubes
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup red wine
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried mint, crushed
1 clove garlic, chopped

4 cups plain yogurt
1 cucumber, shredded
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
salt and pepper to taste

8 pita bread rounds
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 tomato, thinly sliced


Place lamb in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup olive oil, red wine, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, mint and garlic. Stir until lamb is well coated. Cover, and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight.

Preheat grill, and lightly oil grate. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with dill weed, salt and pepper; set aside.

Thread meat onto skewers. Grill 10 minutes, turning once. Lightly sprinkle pita bread with olive oil, and place on grill until warm, about 1 minute. Serve meat on pita bread along with sliced red onion, sliced tomato and yogurt sauce.