This recipe from Taste of Home uses a yogurt and lemon juice-based marinade to tenderize cubes of pork tenderloin. Thread the marinated pork onto skewers with onions, cherry tomatoes and peppers and grill about 20 minutes. Cook’s note: I used chunks of white onion instead of small whole onions.

Avoiding Additives and Preservatives

Astro Balkan-style plain yogurt is additive-free. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice and check the dried spices to make sure they don’t contain colour or anti-caking agents.

Thread marinated pork and vegetables on skewers and grill

Marinated pork kababs


2 cups (500 ml) plain yogurt

2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cumin

¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground coriander

2 pounds (907 g) pork tenderloin, cut into 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm) cubes

8 small white onions, halved

8 cherry tomatoes

1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm) pieces

1 medium green pepper, cut into 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm) pieces

Salt and pepper to taste


In a shallow dish, combine yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and coriander. Add pork and turn to coat; cover and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

Alternate pork, onions, tomatoes and peppers on 8 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Grill, covered, over medium heat until meat juices run clear, 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally. Serves 8.

From Taste of Home