Recipes

Fresh Beef Souvlaki

Beef souvlaki is a summer favourite. It is flavoursome, light and incredibly versatile and able to meet the needs of all family members.

Whether your grandparents are coming over, the nieces or whether like you, family members are on a healthy eating diet plan, this recipe will fit and excite.

Aim to incorporate sides like baked chips rather than fried chips, fresh salads and wholemeal pita breads over white. Even have a side of delicious reduced fat greek yoghurt.

Beef Souvlaki

Prep time: 40 minutes (30 of this is marination)

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 800 g of lean beef, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 8 skewers
  • Red, yellow & green capsicum chunks

Marinade

  • 2 sprigs of rosemary (or 1 tbs of dried rosemary)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp of lemon
  • ¼ cup of good quality olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. In a bowl place all the marinade ingredients and mix together well. Add in the diced cubes of beef and cover in cling film. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to flavour the meat.
  2. While the meat is marinading, soak the skewers so they do not burn while cooking.
  3. When the meat is ready, thread the cubes onto the skewers, alternating with the capsicum, leaving a little space between each piece so that they cook thoroughly.
  4. Heat a hot griddle pan or grill till sizzling and place the skewers on, turning as they brown. It should take around 10 minutes.

Serve with wholemeal pita bread, salads and yoghurt

320 calories per serve

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."