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Pork Souvlaki-Style Pita

Pork Souvlaki Pita
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Yield:
Serves 4

Prep Time:
15 minutes (plus time to marinate)

Cooking Time:
10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (450 g) Ontario pork loin roast, cubed 1” x 1” 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) dried oregano
  • 2 whole wheat pitas
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato, sliced

Tzatziki Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cucumber, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh dill, minced
  • 1/8 tsp (1 mL) black pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a resealable bag, combine cubed pork loin, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. Massage the pork till the ingredients are well combined and the pork is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  2. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least half an hour. Thread the marinated pork cubes onto the wooden skewers.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill the pork skewers for around 10 minutes, 5 minutes on each side, or until an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) has been reached.
  4. Serve pork souvlaki on half a toasted whole wheat pita with sliced cucumber, onions, tomatoes and Tzatziki Sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce: 

  1. In a bowl, mix together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill and pepper. 
  2. Stir to combine, cover and leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
Nutritional Information
Pork Souvlaki-Style Pita
1/4 of recipe
Protein 31g
Calories 323
Sugar
Fat 8g
  Saturated 2g
  Monounsaturated 3g
  Polyunsaturated 2g
Cholesterol 64mg
Sodium 463mg
Potassium
Calcium
Carbohydrate 35g
Fibre 5g

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