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Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce

Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce

Delicious marinated grilled pork skewers served with grilled peaches, arugula and a refreshing cucumber mint sauce.

Delicious marinated grilled pork skewers served with grilled peaches, arugula and a refreshing cucumber mint sauce. I made this for my family recently and they absolutely loved it. I’m hoping this recipe will inspire you to get grilling this summer. I’ve partnered with Smithfield to share their Smithfield “Get Grilling America” Photo Contest, along with my own grilled pork recipe.

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Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce

For my grilling recipe, I used Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. I regularly pick it up from my local Publix or Walmart. I love the simplicity of preparing Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, and you all know that I like to keep things simple in the kitchen. Already perfectly slow-marinated and seasoned, you cook it straight from the bag. Perfect for popping into the oven or placing on the grill. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Before firing up the grill, you’ll want to prepare the cucumber mint sauce. You can prepare it a day in advance if you like. This is a yogurt based sauce that pairs great with just about any kind of meat, but I particularly enjoy it with grilled pork. It’s wonderful over salad greens too. The minty fresh flavor is perfect for summer grilling.

My parents were over the day this meal was prepared. My dad is the official grill master of the family, so he was outside manning the grill for me. Thanks Dad! Before Dad got busy grilling, I skewered the pork onto wooden skewers that had been soaked for about an hour.

Since Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is all ready to go, all I had to do is cut the meat into bite-size pieces first. Easy peasy!

The pork skewers shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes on the grill to cook. If the size of your grill permits, place the peaches onto the grill during the last few minutes of cooking time. Otherwise, place them on the grill as soon as you have removed the pork.

To prepare the peaches simply cut them in half, remove the pits and brush on some olive oil. I also sprinkle mine with a little salt and pepper. Grill just a couple of minutes on each side. I usually leave my peaches on the grill an extra minute, because I love a little bit of char on them.

Serve family style on a big platter. I served mine along with some Naan flatbread that I placed onto the grill for a minute on each side then brushed on some olive oil. YUM.

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Place some arugula and sliced red onion onto the center of the platter. On either end add your marinated pork skewers and grilled peaches. Don’t forget your cucumber mint sauce!

Don’t these marinated pork skewers look delicious y’all? Seriously, this might just be the best meal I have prepared this summer. I can’t get over how easy it was.

If you’re having any reservations about the cucumber mint sauce, I hope you’ll give it a try anyways. I promise you won’t regret it. It is so refreshing and a nice change of pace.

The peppery taste of the arugula, paired with the sweetness of the peaches, the crunch of the red onions and the refreshing flavor from the cucumber mint yogurt sauce is an incredible combination of flavors and textures.

Are you getting hungry yet?

Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce

Marinated Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches and Cucumber Mint Sauce

About a Mom
4.82 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 23- ounce Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Marinated Pork
  • 4 fresh peaches
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thin
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp. mint finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the cucumber mint sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Prepare the peaches. Cut each piece in half, removing the pit. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut pork into 1-inch pieces. Thread pork cubes onto skewers. 
  • Lightly oil grill. Grill over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly heated and pork is cooked through. 
  • Place peaches onto grill and grill for about 2 minutes per side, or until softened and warm throughout. 
  • Serve grilled pork skewers and peaches with arugula and red onion salad.
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Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is the go-to for a delicious, hassle-free dinner that’s ready in about 30 minutes or less. With the prep work already done for you, simply grill, roast, sauté, or slow-cook for a meal that’s perfect for any night of the week.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.

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