Greek-Style Skewers

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Chicken or a hearty fish can be substituted for the pork in this recipe.


Makes 10 kebabs


  • 2 pounds trimmed pork shoulder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Pita bread, for serving, optional
  • Tzatziki*, for serving, optional
  • 10 wooden skewers

Nutritional information


Nutritional information per serving (1 kebab): Calories 272 (73% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 16g fat 22g / sat. fat 6g • chol. 64mg • sod. 274mg calc. 19mg • fiber 1g



1. Cut the pork into 1-inch pieces. Season with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, oregano and pepper. Put 1 piece of pork onto 1 of the skewers. Then add a piece of the onion (about 2 or 3 layers thick), followed by another piece of pork, a tomato, another piece of pork, onion and pork. Repeat with the remaining skewers and ingredients.

2. Turn on the Cuisinart

® Griddler®. Select Grill. Set to 425°F.

3. Once preheated, put the kebabs on the Griddler

® and set the count-up timer. Cook skewers, rotating until each side is browned, for about 25 to 30 minutes, until fully cooked through. Alternately, skewers may be cooked in the closed position for about 5 to 6 minutes.

4. If desired, serve with pita bread and tzatziki.

* Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based dip served with kebabs. It may be bought pre-made or can be made from scratch. Search for recipes.