Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  204
  • Protein  18 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  58 mg
  • Potassium  336 mg
  • Phosphorus  179 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Grilled Pork Souvlaki

Grilled Pork Souvlaki is a great kidney-friendly recipe to make for a summer picnic.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Helen from Colorado.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 skewer


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin or pork loin chops, cut in 2” cubes for grilling
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 2” cubes
  • 1 medium onion (sweet if available), cut into 2” cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients for marinade in a jar; secure top and shake until blended.
  2.  Place pork cubes in a bowl; pour marinade over and marinate in the refrigerator from 45 minutes up to 4 hours.
  3. Thread pepper, pork and onion alternately on six 12” skewers.
  4. Grill over medium-hot coals 12 to 15 minutes or to desired degree of doneness, turning half way though cooking.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Protein requirements for those with kidney disease vary based on the stage of CKD. Check with your dietitian for adjustments to recipes or serving size based on your individual protein requirements.

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Grilled Pork Souvlaki

fireballchef says:


this sounds delicious will cook tonight um yum ! fireballchef

Jun. 18, 2013, 9:21 AM - Inappropriate review?

Grilled Pork Souvlaki



First cooked before we had a grill. Improvised and coated the pork pieces in a browning agent. Cooked in hot Extra Virgin Olive Oil, until most sides were brown. Sauteed the onion and pepper separately. Mixed together while serving. Turned out amazing. Tried the recipe over the new grill we got, and decided the grilled version was as good as my fried version. Great recipe!

Jul. 31, 2008, 10:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

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