Yogurt Marinated Pork Kebobs – pork tenderloin cubes marinated in Greek yogurt and warm spices. Grilled to perfection and served with a lemon yogurt sauce! Up your summer grilling game!
Summer is almost here and that means it is time to spend lots of time outside and cook everything on the grill. I love that most summer dinner ideas happen on the grill. Clean up is always easier, it seems like things are fresher and healthier just by default, and it doesn’t heat up the house.
Last year I shared this Yogurt Marinated Chicken which was a big hit. Great way to get lots of flavor, keep the chicken tender, and even get more dairy in your diet. So today we are using pork tenderloin to make kebobs.
Herb Grilled Pork Tenderloin is a delicious way to have pork on the grill. But these kebobs are another, and they are so good. I like pork tenderloin because it is tender, always super flavorful and relatively cheap to buy. Marinating the pork in Greek yogurt works so well. The calcium and lactic acid in the Greke yogurt help to break down the protein in the meat making it super tender and moist.
Did you know that lactic acid is a much more mild acid than vinegars and citrus that is usually used in marinades. So it doesn’t break down the meat as quickly. So your meat doesn’t turn mushy or get tough! It keeps the meat juicy and doesn’t turn it rubbery, so it comes out perfect every time!
I always have Greek yogurt in the fridge, it works great in dips like, Roasted Garlic Chive Dip. Six ounces of Greek yogurt typically contains 14–17 grams of protein. That’s a lot of protein for such a small serving size! So when you are putting it in a dip or using it in a marinade, you know you are getting lots of protein and servings of dairy. Experts recommend 3 servings of dairy foods every day, but 85% of Americans aren’t consuming enough dairy foods each day.
These yogurt marinated pork kebobs are great to throw together in the morning, and then just put on the grill when you get home. I like to let them sit for at least an hour, but they can sit in the marinade for up to 10 with no problem. So they are great for busy weeknights. Serve with my favorite Mediterranean Quinoa Salad for a fresh and delicious dinner idea.
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- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into cubes
Lemon Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl whick together all of the ingredients for the marinade execpt the pork. Once well blended, add pork cubes and mix to coat. Cover with plastic and place in the fridge for 1-10 hours.
- Meanwhile in a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the sauce. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
- Preheat grill to high heat
- Thread cubes of pork onto skewers. Place on hot grill and cook for 6-7 minutes per side until cooked through.
- Remove pork from the grill and serve with prepared sauce.
Recipe works great with chicken as well.
Amount Per ServingCalories 199 Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 78mg Sodium 382mg Carbohydrates 6g Sugar 3g Protein 32g