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Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki

    This easy and flavorful slow cooker pork recipe is made with Greek spices, lemon and olive oil. Perfect for shredding and serving in a pita with creamy tzatziki sauce. 

    Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki an easy dinner recipe

    Greek food has a lot in common with Syrian food, the food I grew up eating. Often full of lemon, garlic, and olive oil, you always know that a Greek meal is going to be full of flavor but not leaving you overly full of feeling heavy. 

    Slow Cooker Greek Pork Souvlaki a healthy dinner recipe

    Fortunately, my entire family loves Greek food so we make it quite a bit. These slow cooker pork souvlaki pitas were not only easy to make but a huge hit with the little ones.

    Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki with Greek Tzatziki Sauce a gluten free dinner recipe

    Pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a Greek marinade made with simple ingredients like lemon, olive oil, dried mint and za’atar. When it’s done cooking, I simply shred it with two forks and stuff it into pitas with tomatoes, onions and our favorite Sabra Cucumber Dill Tzatziki Dip.

    Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

    The cool and creamy tzatziki is the perfect balance to the savory Greek souvlaki. If you have dip leftover, serve it over grilled chicken, salmon or use as a dip with vegetables. The options are endless.

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    Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki with Greek Tzatziki Sauce -a gluten free dinner recipe

    Slow Cooker Pork Souvlaki

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    This easy and flavorful slow cooker pork recipe is made with Greek spices, lemon and olive oil. Perfect for shredding and serving in a pita with creamy tzatziki sauce. 
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 4 hrs
    TOTAL: 4 hrs 10 mins
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    Servings: 8

    Equipment

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 pounds pork shoulder (boneless, cut in cubes)
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon dried mint
    • 1 tablespoon za’atar
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon chili flakes (or black pepper)
    • Sabra Classic Tzatziki Dip (to serve)
    • pita bread (to serve)
    • red onions, tomato slices (to serve – optional)

    Instructions
     

    • Place the pork shoulder in the bottom of a slow cooker.
    • In a medium bowl whisk together the next nine ingredients (olive oil through chili flakes or black pepper.) Pour over the pork and cover with lid. Cook on Low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
    • Using two forks, carefully shred the pork in the slow cooker, mixing the shredded pork with the juices it created while cooking. Serve in pita bread with onions, tomatoes and Sabra Tzatziki Dip. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 22.5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 11.3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 653mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.5g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    16 Comments

        1. I’ve trimmed off a lot of fat as I cut into cubes but still a lot of marbling, worried the 1/4 cp of oil combined with the fat will yield a greasy outcome. Should I be lighter with the olive oil?

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