This simple pork tenderloin is a healthy spin on everyone's favourite Greek culinary staple: souvlaki. We've swapped sweet potatoes for the traditional white potatoes and added other colourful veggies to boost the nutrient content.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2014
- 450 g pork tenderloins
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 450 g sweet potatoes peeled and cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) chunks
- 1 red onion cut in 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
- 2 zucchinis cut in 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
- 1 sweet red pepper cut in 3/4 inch (2 cm) chunks
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
- 1/3 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic minced
MethodSprinkle pork with 1/2 tsp of the oregano and half each of the pepper and salt.
In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown pork all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer to foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; bake in 425 F (220 C) oven until just a hint of pink remains inside, about 12 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let stand for 3 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, in same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook sweet potatoes, stirring, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in onion, garlic and remaining oregano. Cook, stirring often, until onions are slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
Add broth and 1/4 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer just until sweet potatoes are tender, about 6 minutes. Add zucchini, red pepper, and remaining pepper and salt; cook, stirring, until zucchini is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Transfer to platter; add pork.
Garlic Yogurt Sauce: Stir yogurt with garlic; serve with pork and vegetables.
Nutritional facts per serving: about
- Fibre 5 g
- Sodium 309 mg
- Sugars 13 g
- Protein 31 g
- Calories 293.0
- Total fat 5 g
- Potassium 984 mg
- Cholesterol 62 mg
- Saturated fat 1 g
- Total carbohydrate 32 g
- Iron 21.0
- Folate 24.0
- Calcium 10.0
- Vitamin A 174.0
- Vitamin C 125.0