Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers are made with tender pork tenderloin cubes that are loaded with flavor, paired with fresh, summertime vegetables that enhance texture and flavor that will leave your tastebuds wanting more. This recipe will take your grilling to the next level this summer!
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Tuscan Pork Skewers
These Tuscan Grilled Pork Skewers turned out amazing! I love how tender this pork meat is to begin with and the flavor is out of this world. Every bite has so much texture and flavor that it sends my tastebuds through the roof. And once you add in the yummy veggies on the skewers, you have a whole meal all in one!
I love using marinated fresh pork, and it is my go-to for a quick and simply delicious meal because it is high quality and conveniently pre-seasoned with no artificial ingredients. With the prep work already done for you, you can put together a meal in about 30 minutes or less. You can simply grill, roast, sauté, or slow-cook it for any style of dish, any night of the week!
Ingredients in Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers
These skewers are great because they can be changed up to have ingredients that you love, so these are so versatile and delicious. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the exact measurements.
- Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin: This is a premium cut of pork tenderloin that is already marinated and ready to go!
- Zucchini: Zucchini has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, perfect for grilling.
- Yellow Squash: Summer squash has a tender texture and slightly sweeter taste.
- Red Bell Pepper: You can use any color of bell pepper that you prefer.
- Red Onion: This adds a delicious flavor that blends everything together.
- Olive Oil: This helps all of the seasonings to stick to the meat and veggies.
- Dried Oregano: A fragrant and earthy herb that adds a distinctly Mediterranean flavor to the dish.
- Dried Basil: A classic herb with a sweet and aromatic taste.
- Dried Thyme: A versatile herb with a warm and slightly minty taste, perfect for seasoning meats.
- Dried Rosemary: This herb complements roasted meats and veggies.
- Garlic Powder: This adds a garlicky punch to the Grilled Pork Skewers.
- Salt: This enhances all of the flavors in the skewers.
- Pepper: The pepper adds flavor without a lot of extra heat.
How to Make Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers
Making skewers on the grill are so easy and delicious! This meal can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes!
- Combine: Cut the pork tenderloin into 1-inch cubes. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion in a medium-sized bowl.
- Toss: Add the olive oil and dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss until coated.
- Grill: Thread the pork cubes on skewers along with the zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and onion. Grill for 8-10 minutes until the meat is done. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill and serve.
Can I Cook These in the Oven Instead?
Yes! If you don’t have access to a grill, you can cook these Grilled Tuscan Pork Skewers on a stovetop grill pan or bake the skewers in the oven at around 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tips and Variations
These tips and variations will help your meat and veggies in these Tuscan Pork Skewers turn out perfectly every time!
- Soak the Skewers: To prevent your skewers from burning, it’s best to soak them in water before you cook for about 30 minutes. It takes a long time for the skewers to soak up the water, but well-soaked skewers, which are slow to give up their moisture, will last longer on the grill without burning up.
- Temperature to Grill: I like to grill skewers on medium heat (350-450 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows them to cook without getting burnt but gives them that perfect charred top.
- Can I use other vegetables instead? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the vegetable selection based on your preferences or what’s available. Just ensure that the vegetables you choose have similar cooking times to avoid overcooking or undercooking.
- Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried ones? Yes, you can use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs. Remember that the flavors’ intensity may differ, so you may need to adjust the amounts accordingly.
Cut the pork tenderloin into 1 inch cubes. In a medium-sized bowl, add the zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion.
Add the olive oil and dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and toss until coated.
Thread the pork cubes on skewers along with the zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and onion. Grill for 8-10 minutes until the meat is done. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the grill and serve.
Updated on August 7, 2023
Serving6peopleCalories372kcal (19%)Carbohydrates26g (9%)Protein4g (8%)Fat29g (45%)Saturated Fat4g (20%)Sodium1178mg (49%)Potassium663mg (19%)Fiber7g (28%)Sugar15g (17%)Vitamin A7450IU (149%)Vitamin C312.1mg (378%)Calcium42mg (4%)Iron2.2mg (12%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.