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Low Carb Pork Kebabs in Mustard Rosemary Basting Sauce

Low Carb Pork Kebabs in Mustard Rosemary Basting Sauce
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Summer veggies on a skewer paired with your favorite protein (aka kebabs, satays or kabobs) is an easy and flexible low carb dinner. The pork is marinated in a mustard sauce and a simple garlic-rosemary oil is basted on the skewered vegetables before grilling or roasting.

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Pork skewers with a mustard-rosemary baste
Pork skewers with a mustard-rosemary baste

What Works with Kebabs (aka skewers, satays, or kebobs)

Kebabs, skewers, satays…they are versatile meals that make it easy to please the vegetarians, the picky kids or the discerning foodie.  

The mustard and rosemary marinade could just as easily work for chicken or lamb, but pork and mustard are a classic pairing so I went with pork.  

As long as the rosemary was being chopped up for the pork kebabs, I used it with a little garlic and oil for the veggie skewers.

There is a huge range of fresh seasonal vegetables that work well in grilled kebabs.  

I’d like to try some portobello mushrooms and some asparagus and maybe some kohlrabi in the next round.  

Just pick your favorites with an eye toward different colors to please the visual palate and you can’t go wrong!

Using an Indoor Grill for Kebabs

I am a big fan of my indoor grill, the Cuisinart Griddler. I can cook six skewers of any flavor kebab in just a few minutes. Check out this tutorial for cooking on an indoor grill.

Low Carb Kebab Flavor Combinations

Pork Kebabs with Rosemary-Mustard Baste

Pork skewers with a mustard-rosemary baste
Flexible Summer kebabs (aka skewers) can be made with pork and any range of vegetables (or go meatless). Grill outside or inside if you have an indoor grill. The mustard-rosemary sauce is an excellent marinade and basting sauce!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 292



Mustard-Rosemary Marinade on Pork

  • ¼ cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3-5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary needles or leaves
  • 2 tsp paprika I like smoked paprika but any kind is fine
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Boneless pork tenderloin, chops or shoulder (boneless)

Garlic-Rosemary Basting Oil for Veggies

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup Sliced zucchini could substitute eggplant, mushrooms or other vegetable
  • ½ pint Cherry tomatoes could substitute bell peppers
  • 1 med Onion Quartered (could substitute in fennel)


  • In a medium bowl, make mustard marinade by whisking together mustards, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, rosemary, paprika and salt and pepper. Reserve 1/3 cup for later basting of kebabs.
    1/4 cup whole grain mustard, 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 3-5 cloves garlic, 2 Tbsp white wine or champagne vinegar, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary needles, 2 tsp paprika, Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Cut pork into bite-sized chunks and add to the bowl of marinade, turning chunks to cover well. Cover bowl with saran wrap and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes (or in refrigerator up to 2 hours).
    1 lb Boneless pork
  • Meanwhile, fire up the grill and get it hot if you are grilling. I used an indoor grill turned up to the highest heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together basting sauce for veggies (olive oil, garlic, and rosemary). T
    hread veggies and marinated pork cubes onto skewers and baste veggies with rosemary oil.
    1/4 cup olive oil, 1 garlic clove, 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary, 1 cup Sliced zucchini, 1/2 pint Cherry tomatoes, 1 med Onion
  • Place skewers on hot grill, turning once, about 5 minutes on each side. You may want to baste pork with marinade before turnin on the other side.


Calories: 292kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 39gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 763mgPotassium: 1093mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1268IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 3mg
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