Grilled Pork Souvlaki

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Helen from Colorado.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1 skewer


  • 1 bell green pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin or boneless pork loin chops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut bell peppper and onion into 2” cubes. Mince garlic cloves. Cut pork into 2” cubes.
  2. In a jar combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and black pepper for marinade. Secure top and shake until blended.
  3.  Place pork cubes in a bowl; pour marinade over and marinate in the refrigerator from 45 minutes up to 4 hours.
  4. Thread bell pepper, pork and onion alternately on six 12” skewers.
  5. Grill over medium-hot coals 12 to 15 minutes or to desired degree of doneness, turning half way though cooking.

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

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

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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