Lemon-Flavored Souzoukakia (Souvlaki)

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"Souzoukakia Lemonata are meatballs flavored with cumin and garlic and shaped like little sausages. These meatballs can be served as appetizers, served with pita bread and tzatziki or accompanied with a side for a dinner or lunch meal. This recipe is listed under "souvlaki". Source: Recipe Club of Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Cathedral"

Original is 12-16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (62.7 g)
  • Calories 181.5
  • Total Fat - 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 71.2 mg
  • Sodium - 123.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 11.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine meat, cumin, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper. Shape teaspoonsfuls of the meat mixture into oval or oblong shapes (wetting your hands to facilitate handling). Fry in butter over medium heat, turning frequently. Combine lemon juice and water and pur over the souzoukakia.

NOTE: Instead of frying the souzoukakia, you can place them in a single layer in a pan and brush with olive or vegetable oil. Broil on both sides until brown. Top with lemon sauce. They can also be served over rice as an entree.

Step 2

Makes 2 dozen meat rolls.*


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I liked these. I also like to make Swedish meatballs, so I knew these would be good. The lemon poured on them was really great. We ate them with rice and vegetables. I think they would be really great served with a salad, too. Thanks for the recipe.


(10 Oct 2019)

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