Soya meat skewers (souvlaki)

Image: © Theofano Vetouli

These vegan Greek souvlaki skewers are made from soy chunks. The meaty texture and the tasteful marinade make the soy chunks perfect for juicy, grilled skewers.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Waiting time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


Servings: 4
  • 125 g
    soy medallions
  • 750 ml
     vegetable broth
  • 1
    small beetroot raw

For the marinade:

  • 2 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 tbsp
    vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • tsp
    yeast extract
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • ½ tsp
     dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp
    powdered juniper berries 
  • ½ tsp
    smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp
    chili powder
  • ¼ tsp
     ground black pepper
  • 1
    garlic clove, crushed

For serving:

  • Lemon wedges
  • Pinch of dried herbs (oregano, thyme, marjoram)
  • Pinch of cajun spice or some extra paprika


  1. Put the soy medallions and the vegetable broth in a medium-sized pot over a medium-low heat. Peel the beetroot and add it to the pot. Let simmer for about 15 minutes, until the soy meat is tender. Remove from the stove and let cool. Then strain the soy chunks and press them firmly to drain the water.

For the marinade:

  1. Put all the marinade ingredients into a container and mix well. Then dip each soy medallion in the marinade, making sure that they are all thoroughly covered. Mix well, and let them marinate in the container for at least an hour.

  2. Once properly marinated, the medallions are ready to grill. Put them on skewers (4-5 per skewer depending on size), brush them with a bit of extra oil and grill them for 3-4 minutes, until they have a nice brown crust and slight grill marks.

For serving:

  1. Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle with a pinch of dried herbs and smoky cajun spice. Delicious!


If you are using wooden skewers, dip the skewers into water before attaching the medallions. This will prevent them from getting burned.

About the author

Theofano Vetouli


Courses: Main Course
Cuisines: Greek
Difficulty: Level 2 (average)
Taste: Savory
Preparation method: Barbeque
Type of dish: Meat substitute

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