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Global Food in Five: Grilled Pork Kebabs with Chimichurri

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15-20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 25-35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled pork, bell pepper and red onion kebabs with homemade chimichurri sauce.




  • 1 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 small serrano pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 34 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Grilled Pork Kebabs:


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium bell pepper, seeded and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place 6 long wooden skewers in a dish filled with water. Let soak while you prepare the chimichurri and pork.
  2. Place all chimichurri ingredients into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until a pesto-like paste forms, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Divide the chimichurri into two bowls.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  4. Thread the pork cubes onto the soaked wooden skewers, alternating pieces of red onion and bell pepper. Brush each kebab with the olive oil. Grill 2-3 minutes per side, brushing with half of the chimichurri each time you turn the kebab. Use an instant-read thermometer to temp the pork to be sure it reaches 145 degrees and is firm to the touch.
  5. Serve the kebabs with the remaining chimichurri for dipping.


Cooking Tip: Use a lean meat like pork tenderloin or pork chops.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 314
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 216mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg

Keywords: grilling, grilled, grill, pork, kebabs, chimichurri, global food