Cutting down on salt
doesn't mean you have
to cut out flavour.

The best way to cut down on your salt intake is to cook fresh! You’ll find below some easy recipes that are full of flavour and low in salt. They are also recipes that will store well and can be easily prepared at the beginning of the week, so you don’t have to reach for processed foods during the busy working week. Most of them are super simple so get the kids involved and cook up a storm!

Beef souvlaki with Greek salad & yoghurt sauce

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Beef Souvlaki:

  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 650g lean diced beef

Yoghurt sauce:

  • 1 medium cucumber, grated
  • 1 ½ cups reduced fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Greek Salad:

  • 120g baby rocket leaves
  • 2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, thickly sliced
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, halved, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 4 x wholemeal small pita breads, to serve


Recipe from © National Heart Foundation of Australia 2018, reproduced with permission.


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together oil, garlic, oregano, pepper and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add diced beef and turn to coat. Set aside.
  3. To make yoghurt sauce, add grated cucumber, Greek yoghurt, garlic, dill, lemon juice and black pepper to a hand held blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  4. Thread the beef onto the skewers and brush skewers with leftover marinade.
  5. Preheat a chargrill or large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add beef skewers and cook, turning and brushing with remaining marinade for 6-8 minutes or until just cooked.
  6. While beef skewers are cooking, prepare Greek salad. Combine rocket, tomato, cucumber and red onion in a large bowl and toss to combine.
  7. Serve beef skewers with Greek salad, homemade yoghurt sauce and wholemeal pita bread.


Serves: 4