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Pork & Vegetable Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce: Indoor Grilling

Pork & Vegetable Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce: Indoor Grilling
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Kebabs are popular in a wide range of cultural cuisines and these easy pork kabobs get their Greek flavor profile from a sauce made with cucumbers, yogurt, lemon, oil and herbs. Kabobs (kebabs) are an easy Summer meal on the outdoor grill, but they are also simple to enjoy indoors with the use of a Cuisinart Griddler, or other indoor grill. No mosquitos!

Pork and vegetable kabobs wrapped in pita with tzatziki sauce.
Pork and vegetable kabobs wrapped in pita with tzatziki sauce.

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Ingredients:

Kabobs are extremely flexible and you can substitute any protein or vegetable you prefer. I used pork for the protein and chose as many colorful veggies that I had on hand (red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, purple onion and green zucchini.

The tzatziki sauce is very easy and pairs beautifully with pork. Measurements and details are in the recipe below, but here is a visual list of what you will need:

Ingredients for pork kabobs with tzatziki sauce.
Ingredients for pork kabobs with tzatziki sauce.

“Pros” of Indoor Grilling

This week I had some vegetables left over and wanted to put them to good use before they spoiled (a big reason people don’t put as many vegetables on their grocery list – they spoil before you figure out what to do with them).  

These low carb pork kebabs were a perfect way to use the veggies and the protein…..Quick and easy.

Grilling indoors with a double-sided griddler allows the kabobs to cook much quicker than on an outdoor grill because the indoor griddlers cook from both the top and the bottom at the same time.  

My indoor griddler is a Cuisinart Griddler Delux and it was just over $200.00  I was inspired to get one by watching Hubert Keller on his PBS cooking show.  He made it look so easy…..and it is!  

I just wanted to be like Hubert!  Here’s what it looks like:

Cuisinart Griddler - best indoor grill
Cuisinart Griddler – best indoor grill

Check this post out for more detailed information around the pros and cons of cooking with an indoor grill

5 Different Flavor Combinations for Low Carb Kebabs

I couldn’t decide between a fennel and rosemary combination with a mustard sauce or a Greek-style pork kabob with a tzatziki sauce. I had a lot of yogurt on hand and the garden cucumbers were ready, so Greek-style it was!

After enjoying how easy kebabs were to make, and how readily they satisfied my friends different diet preferences, I started experimenting. These salmon kebabs in a lemon herb marinade and these chicken kebabs with a Mexican dipping sauce were crowd pleasers (as well as low carb). Another favorite with pork was this Pork kebabs with mustard-rosemary baste.

Pork veggie kebabs on an indoor grill with a Thai inspired  dipping sauce on the side.
Pork kebabs with Thai-inspired dipping sauce

Try whatever marinade appeals to you and use whatever veggies you have in your refrigerator.  It’s pretty hard to go wrong.

Low Carb Pork Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

Pork veggie kebabs on an indoor grill with a Thai inspired dipping sauce on the side.
These pork kabobs can be enjoyed with a yogurt and cucumber dipping sauce (tzatziki) for a low carb meal. Add some pita bread for a more complete meal.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6
Calories 506

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Pork tenderloin Cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons spice rub I used a jerk seasoning- use your favorite spice rub
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Red or orange bell peppers Cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Purple onion quartered
  • 1 Zucchini sliced and halved
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 pita bread

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 Medium cucumber
  • 1 ½ Cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil use good extra-virgin oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh mint chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • Kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut pork into bite-size pieces and place in large bowl. Sprinkle with spice rub and toss together with your hands. Add oil and toss again with hands getting the rub and oil onto all of the pieces.
    Let marinate in the rub for 1/2 hour while you cut up the veggies and make the sauce.
    2 Pounds Pork tenderloin, 3 Tablespoons spice rub, 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • While pork is marinating, cut the veggies into large enough pieces that they will not fall off the skewers. Set aside.
    2 Red or orange bell peppers, 1 Purple onion, 1 Lemon, 1 Zucchini
  • Make the tzatziki:
    Grate cucumber using large hole of a box grater. Place in colander with some salt and let drain. Mix the rest of the sauce ingredients together in a large bowl.
    Press down on grated cucumber with a spatula to try and get as much water our as possible.
    Add the grated cucumber to the bowl, stir together and taste for salt. Add salt to your preference (I added 1/2 teaspoon) cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    1 Medium cucumber, 1 1/2 Cup full fat plain Greek yogurt, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, 1 Tablespoon Fresh mint, 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice, 1 Clove Garlic, Kosher salt
  • Preheat griddler to high heat.  Thread the pork strips onto 8-10" wooden or metal skewers.  Place skewers on griddler and lower the top down.  
    If you are using a regular grill, you will need to turn the skewers after about 5 minutes.  If using a griddler, just cook them for 5-7 minutes or until pork is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  • Remove skewers to a sheet pan and place in pre-heated oven (250 degrees F).
    Thread the veggies onto the skewers and add to the griddler. Let them grill about 4-5 minutes. Lift top to check that they aren't getting too scorched.
  • Serve by spreading tzatziki sauce on the pita bread and placing a pork kabob and a vegetable kabob on the pita. Each person can remove the meat and veggies from the skewer onto the pita bread and add more tzatziki sauce on top.
    6 pita bread

Notes

*if you want to make your own hot chili oil, combine 2 tsp peanut oil with 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes in microwavable cup.  Microwave at high 30 to 45 seconds.  Let stand 5 minutes to allow flavor to develop.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 43gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 403mgPotassium: 976mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1.41IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 4mg
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*if you want to make your own hot chili oil, combine 2 tsp peanut oil with 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes in microwavable cup.  Microwave at high 30 to 45 seconds.  Let stand 5 minutes to allow flavor to develop.

Homemade harissa is a great choice for a dipping sauce also!  No sugar and high flavor with spicy chilies!

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