Grilled pork skewers with ribbon zoodles

Grilled pork skewers with ribbon zoodles

Tender, grilled pork and a zucchini zoodle salad with a Mediterranean dressing. A tasty, keto-friendly meal!

Grilled pork skewers with ribbon zoodles

Tender, grilled pork and a zucchini zoodle salad with a Mediterranean dressing. A tasty, keto-friendly meal!
4 servingservings


Pork Skewers
  • 1½ lbs 650 g pork tenderloin
  • 4 4 wooden skewers about 10-11 inches long (25-28 cm)
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp peppercorn, whitepeppercorns, white
Ribbon Zoodle Salad
  • 14 oz. 400 g zucchini
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • 1 1 lemon, juice and zestlemons, juice and zest
  • 13 cup 75 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • 1 cup 225 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp minced garlic clove or garlic pasteminced garlic cloves or garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp hot sauce


  1. Remove any silver membrane from the pork tenderloin and cut into bite-sized pieces. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Place the pork in a ziplock bag, and add the marinade. Shake to completely coat the meat. Refrigerate for at least one-half hour, although the longer it marinates, the better!
  2. While the pork is marinating, soak the wooden skewers in cold water to keep them moist when grilling.
  3. Use a mandolin, a vegetable peeler or a very sharp knife to shave the zucchini lengthwise into thin ribbon zoodles. Place in a medium-sized bowl with the mint and parsley.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and oil. Pour over the zoodles and set aside without tossing.
  5. Combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and hot sauce in a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside
  6. Remove the pork from the fridge and divide it into 4 equal portions. Discard the marinade and thread each portion onto a skewer.
  7. Pre-heat the indoor grill pan or outside grill, to medium-high heat.
  8. Grill the skewers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until they reach 144˚F (62˚C) internally.
  9. Using tongs, lightly toss the zoodles with the dressing, and season with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.


The skewers can also be roasted in the oven at 400°F (200°C). Place the skewers on a baking sheet or broiler pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating the skewers after 8 minutes to be evenly cooked through or until an internal temperature of 165° F (74° C).

Chicken makes a fantastic substitute for pork and picks up the flavors of the marinade perfectly!

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