Moroccan Pork Kebabs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow squash or zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Coat a broiler pan or grill rack with cooking spray.
  2. Toss the pork and zucchini with the olive oil and add the cumin, salt, cinnamon, ginger, oregano and garlic powder. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Thread the meat, zucchini and red pepper on skewers. Grill or broil 6 minutes on each side, or until pork is pink in the center and vegetables are crisp-tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional analysis for each serving: 186 calories, 25 g protein, 4 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 500 mg sodium

Pork tenderloin is tasty, moist and perfectly safe when pink in the middle. For optimal flavor and texture, don't cook the meat until it's gray throughout. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to check for doneness: Remove a roast from the oven at 150 degrees F.