Swordfish Souvlaki Skewers


Souvlaki is a Greek dish of meat or fish on skewers. Cooked under the broiler in about five minutes, the swordfish comes out firm and moist. Wrap it up in a pita and top it off with the yogurt mix and a light, fresh salsa. This is a satisfying, low calorie meal that tastes super fresh. This Swordfish Souvlaki recipe was adapted from the one on the Epicurious website.


1/2 lb skinless swordfish steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 Tbl fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
3 Joseph’s Pitas
1/2 large cucumber
3oz plain whole milk yogurt
3/4 tsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp chopped garlic, mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small plum tomato, chopped small
1/4 small red onion, cut into slivers
2 Tbl fresh flat-leafed parsley
2 metal skewers


  1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  2. In a bowl, toss swordfish with lemon juice, oregano, and salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and chill.
  4. Cut pitas in half. Set aside.
  5. Peel and seed cucumber, then grate.
  6. Wrap cucumber in a kitchen towel and squeeze to remove liquid.
  7. In a small bowl, stir together cucumber, yogurt, mint, garlic paste, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  8. In another bowl combine tomatoes, onion, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Thread fish onto skewers.
  10. Broil, turning once, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  11. Remove fish from skewers.
  12. Serve cucumber mixture and tomato in small bowls.
  13. Use the pita as a wrap.

This Swordfish Souvlaki recipe serves 2.
Approximately 281 calories per serving.

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