Mini Souvlaki Skewers with Fennel-Yogurt Dip

Pork chops transform into cocktail party superstar with these souvlaki skewers with homemade yogurt dip recipe. The mini skewers offer similar flavors to classic souvlaki, a popular Greek street food of tender grilled meat.

Mini Souvlaki Skewers with Fennel-Yogurt Dip
Prep Time:
30 mins
Broil Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
70 appetizers


  • 1 ½ pound boneless pork loin chops, cut 1 inch thick

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cup grape tomatoes (about 70)

  • 1 medium seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise

  • Fresh oregano leaves (optional)

  • 1 Recipe Fennel-Yogurt Dip

Fennel-Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup grated fennel

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. Place meat in a large bowl.

  2. In a small bowl combine lemon peel, lemon juice, oil, garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour half of the lemon mixture over meat; toss to coat. Spread meat in the prepared baking pan.

  3. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center (145°F), turning once. Drizzle with the remaining lemon mixture.

  4. On cocktail picks, thread one piece of meat, one tomato, and a piece of cucumber. If desired, garnish with fresh oregano. Serve with Fennel-Yogurt Dip.

Fennel-Yogurt Dip

  1. In a small bowl combine yogurt, fennel, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
5g Fat
5g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 338mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 478mg 10%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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