Dairy Farmers of Canada


Our dietitians' favourite

Dive into a culinary journey with seasoned and sautéed lamb wrapped in pita, complemented by onions, tomatoes, and our signature homemade Tzatziki sauce. This iconic Greek dish, wrapped in foil and paired with a Greek salad, brings the classic restaurant experience right to your home.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min - 10 min
Yields 4 souvlakis
Lamb souvlaki pita with tzatziki sauce


  • 1 lb (450 g) lamb cut in strips
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dried oregano to taste
  • Dried basil to taste
  • Dried marjoram to taste
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 pita bread
  • Chopped lettuce for garnish
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • 2 cucumbers peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) sour cream
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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In skillet, sauté lamb strips in butter while stirring. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, basil and marjoram. In centre of each pita bread, arrange layers of lamb mixture, onion and tomato slices and lettuce. Top with Tzatziki Sauce and roll up souvlakis with foil wrap, as in restaurants. Season to taste with favourite spices. Serve immediately with a Greek salad.

Tzatziki Sauce:

Purée all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in bowl and keep in refrigerator.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 411 Calories
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Fat: 18 g
Fibre: 5 g
Sodium: 296 mg
(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 145 mg