Lentil souvlaki with grilled lemon

Lentil souvlaki with grilled lemon
Credit: Benedikt Fuhrmannn

These meat-free souvlaki skewers are just as spicy as the Greek original. Made with lentils, spring onions, tofu, and spices, this dish is provided courtesy of the Rosen & Kohl blog. Delicious on a barbecue or eaten as a snack, these souvlaki can be served hot or cold.

  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Waiting Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 6

For the lentil souvlaki:

  • 200 g
  • 250 g
  • 100 g
    spring onions
  • Oil as desired
  • 200 g
    plain tofu
  • 100 ml
  • 2 tbsp
    psyllium husks
  • 2 tbsp
    flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    spicy paprika powder
  • 2
    garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper, as desired
  • 6
    wooden skewers


  • 1
    lemon or fermented lemon
  • 1
    spring onion
  • 1
    red onion


For the souvlaki:

  1. Prepare the lentils according to the package instructions and place in a bowl.

  2. Peel and chop the onions. Wash and chop the spring onions. Then fry both in a little oil and add to the lentils.

  3. Squeeze the tofu a little so it loses its liquid, before crumbling or dicing it and frying in a little oil. Add the fried tofu to the lentils, together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything well by hand.

  4. Put about a quarter of this mixture into the blender and chop.

  5. Now add the fine mixture back to the coarse mixture. Knead well and season to taste, then leave to rest for 30 minutes.

  6. In the meantime, preheat the grill and grease the grill tray well.

  7. Using wet hands, press the lentil mixture around the wooden skewers.

To finish:

  1. Cut the lemon in half and grill together with the skewers for about 10 minutes, depending on the heat (the time may vary slightly). Then turn the skewers over, and grill for another 10 minutes.

  2. Wash the spring onion and cut into fine rings. Peel and finely chop the red onion.

  3. Arrange the grilled skewers with the spring onion, the onion, and the grilled lemon. Enjoy!


The souvlaki skewers can also be cooked in an oven.

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