Souvlaki wrap with lamb, salad and sauce

How to make souvlaki

Our new favourite barbecue food is Greek souvlaki filled with lamb, chicken or grilled veggies. Read up on Good Food's guide to the perfect summer wrap

A souvlaki wrap is a popular Greek street food you may have seen popping up in cities all over the UK. They can be served with toasted pittas or flatbreads and with plenty of fresh toppings.

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Souvlaki has all of our favourite barbecue fixings; grilled meats and veggies, a soft fluffy flatbread, fresh sauces and crunchy salad. We love them with grilled halloumi, spiced lamb or barbecued chicken and with plenty of fresh tzatziki. Want to learn how to construct your own killer wrap? Good Food has everything you need to know and the recipes to get you started.

The main ingredients


Pittas and wraps

Firstly, you’ll need the perfect pitta or flatbread for your wrap. These easy yogurt flatbreads are so versatile and easy to make, you’ll wonder why you ever chose store-bought. Or if you want something with an irresistible nuttiness, these sesame flatbreads are a great healthy choice.

Sauces and salads

Whip up some quick hummus to spread inside your wrap, or try a beetroot version for an extra hit of veg. You’ll also need a healthy dollop of our cooling, healthy tzatziki sauce with mint and tangy yogurt. Add a crumble of feta, some crunchy red onion and fresh tomatoes and your wrap is ready to go.

Fabulous fillings


There’s a filling out there to suit every taste. Our lamb and dill souvlaki skewers are the king of the barbecue, great for feeding a crowd and can be served up in under 30 minutes. Or, try this roast chicken version with beetroot, crunchy cucumber and green olives.

For veggies, (or just serious cheese fans), these grilled halloumi flatbreads with a crunchy slaw make a simple, filling option. Serve up your chunky main course with some simple sides, like our no-cook chickpea and harissa salad, our courgette and tahini dip or our colourful Greek salad.

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