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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark

Tuscan Pork Kebabs

Coming in at under 200 calories per serving, these colorful grilled pork kebabs are perfect for a light weeknight dinner.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 kebabs)

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 (1-inch) pieces red bell pepper
  • 16 (1-inch) pieces yellow bell pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine olive oil, grated lemon rind, salt, pepper, and crushed garlic in a large bowl, stirring well. Add pork; marinate at room temperature 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.

3. Thread pork and bell peppers alternately onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until pork is done, turning occasionally.

Sautéed chard: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add 8 cups chopped stemmed Swiss chard, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; sauté for 5 minutes or until chard wilts.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 198
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 24.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Calcium: 15mg
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