Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad
Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

Do you ever have days… or weeks when the bathroom scales ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND??? Hmm, well the scales and I are not on speaking terms at the moment.

Lamb Souvlaki w Greek Salad

Lamb Souvlaki w Greek Salad

Since this estranged relationship is not very conducive to a svelte figure, I have decided I need to share a few recipes that are not so calorific.

Greek Salad w Balsamic Vinegar

Greek Salad w Balsamic Vinegar

One of my delicious fallback dishes is this Lamb Souvlaki on Greek Salad. I picked up the recipe when we visited the Townsville Greek Festival.

Low Fat Greek Lamb Souvlaki -Pin Me

Low Fat Greek Lamb Souvlaki -Pin Me

All I needed to do was tweak the salad dressing and cook the souvlaki in the oven, and I had myself a gourmet diet dish.

Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Julie
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Cook time:
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Serves: 12
The tastiest Greek food, but modified as a low fat meal.
  • Souvlaki
  • 500gm beef mince (Heartsmart)
  • 500gm lamb mince
  • 1 lg onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t/s cumin
  • 1 t/s salt
  • pepper
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • Greek Salad
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups torn cos lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 1 lebanese cucumber diced
  • 100gm danish feta
  • 12 kalamata olives pitted
  • 1/4 red onion sliced finely
  • kraft fat free balsamic vinegar dressing
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. In a bowl add all the meat patty ingredients and mix by hand until well combined.
  3. Divide the mince into 12 x 150gm meatballs.
  4. Roll each of the meatballs into a sausage shape and push a skewer through the centre.
  5. Place the skewer souvlaki on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Cook in the oven for 30mins or until cooked through.
Greek Salad
  1. Place ingredients on a large serving platter.
  2. Dress with balsamic vinegar.

By baking the souvlaki you save a lot of incidental calories that frying adds. This dish is a favourite of mine because it doesn’t taste lean or stingy.

Lamb Souvlaki and Salad

Lamb Souvlaki and Salad

If I am particularly hungry I will used a tortilla bread to make a wrap and add some tzatziki for extra flavour.

Greek Salad for 1 person

Greek Salad for 1 person

The Greek Salad recipe above will serve four people. Remember it’s a great nutrient burst and tummy filler to “go big” on salad.

A Greek Slimmers Meal

A Greek Slimmers Meal

The souvlaki are 150gms each, so according to dietitians one souvlaki is the correct serve for a smaller person.

Souvlaki and yoghurt

Souvlaki and yoghurt

So do you have a little winter pudding growing under your cool weather clothes? If so, do you have some pre summer tricks to lose the pudge?

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  1. Perfect for the summer Julie ! Very nice recipe, I think is a good idea the tortilla bread, it mus be very nice 😉

  2. Yummo! I will be making this!

  3. Alesah Villalon :

    The scale and I are not on speaking terms right now, too, so I definitely need 1 souvlaki (just ONE) and some salad ;). And half a teaspoon of some zesty tzatziki, please! YUM without the guilt.

  4. Oh, does this meal sound sublime! You wouldn’t even know you’re eating a “healthy” meal with all the gorgeous colors, textures and flavors! Well done, Julie!

  5. Love that colourful salad and it looks delicious and glad to hear nice to the waist line too.

  6. I weighed myself yesterday and the scale and I have also broken up! Thanks for the recipes Julie 🙂

  7. Looks delicious Julie – I could really go something fresh and tasty like this right now – the French food is getting heavy! haha

    Krissie x –

  8. Hehe okay have you been talking to my scale Julie? I feel that you might have given how timely this post is 🙂

  9. So dearest sibling..

    It is at this point I need to say..
    Greek Salad.. Lettuce..

    Ummm.. Noo..

    Love you..

  10. You are thus invited, you and yours for Baked tomatoes + Greek Salad.. Photos allowed 😛

  11. This greek salad looks wonderful, a refreshing addition to the lamb 😀
    A great recipe at all times!

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Love this recipe Julie, my favorite kind of summer meal.

  13. I’m never friends with the scale during the winter… haha Anyway this salad looks delicious. I wouldn’t think it’s diet-friendly at all! Love the colors!

  14. Oh Julie, this is my kind of food! Yum

  15. Scales or not! This is delicious at anytime of the year and the sort of food I love 🙂

  16. yum. i can never go past a good lamb souvlaki! love greek food.. definitely saving the recipes to recreate in my kitchen. thanks!

  17. My husband is a fan of Greek food. This is a terrific recipe, Julie.

  18. Oh good, cos I’ve been over indulging during school holidays… this looks really straightforward, might get a teenager to give it a whirl… whilst I sit back and read the paper – hahaha…

  19. I am not speaking to my scale either. 🙂 Your healthy lunch sounds absolutely fantastic. 🙂

  20. YUM, a classic for the grill! Thank you for sharing this, looks like a staple to add to my collection!!

  21. Ha ha…my bathroom scales have never been my friend since my kitchen scales are so my best friend. With the amount of sugar and butter that I consume, I need salads like this one. This is beautiful and has meat in it, my favourite kind.

  22. My strategy is not to have scales! This looks delicious – love Greek food.

  23. Great idea to bake this Julie! Sounds yummy indeed x

  24. I think your bathroom scale and mine must be in cahoots. 😉 This is a great dish — I love souvlaki, and it’s been ages since I’ve had it. Your version is so good! Thanks for this.

  25. When your bathroom scale stops being a jerk, tell it to give mine a call and straighten it out, too. Hehe. Love the combo of beef and lamb here. Tons of flavor, and also nice and moist. Yum!

  26. Yum!! I love the look of this! I have heaps of beef mince in the freezer at the moment so I might substitute the lamb for that. I’ve been overloading on the sugary stuff lately so this is exactly what I need!!

  27. You’re hilarious! No doubt this gorgeous salad will help you and your scale get back to speaking terms in no time!!! This salad is just outstanding – it reminds me so much of the foods I love to eat at our local Mediterranean restaurant. We always enjoy their meals so much, especially because we feel really nourished and healthy yet satisfied after eating there! I love that you baked the souvlaki, rather than frying! Yum! 😀

  28. I’m loving the sound of this. And baking means less clean-up too!


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