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Delicious low sodium pork tenderloin skewers with grilled veggies and blueberry salsa

Low Sodium Coffee-Crusted Pork and Veggie Skewers with Blueberry Salsa

  • Author: JasonN
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Low Salt


This amazing low sodium meal features coffee and herb crusted pork tenderloin and veggie skewers with a blueberry salsa. It’s savory, it’s slightly sweet, it’s loaded with fresh vibrant flavors!


Blueberry Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 large lemon, halved
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Coffee-Crusted Pork Ingredients:

  • 1 (1.5 lb.) pork tenderloin, cubed into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Vegetable Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 8 pieces


Blueberry Salsa Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to 425°(F).
  2. Brush lemon halves with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and season with pepper. Grill for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly charred and softened. Cool, and juice the lemon halves into a medium bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl, and stir well. Let sit at room temperature while assembling the skewers.

Coffee-Crusted Pork Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the brown sugar, coffee, paprika, chili powder, hot smoked paprika, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt together.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the cubed meat. Reserve.

Vegetable Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, chili powder, paprika, and cumin together in a large bowl.
  2. Place the vegetables in the bowl, and stir well to coat.

Grilling and Assembly Instructions:

  1. Place the pork on metal skewers.
  2. Alternate between the bell peppers and onion, on separate metal skewers.
  3. Place the pork skewers on the preheated grill, and cook for 15 minutes, turning once halfway through. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the pork is between 145°(F), and 165°(F), depending on your personal preference.
  4. Grill the vegetable skewers until charred and cook through, about 8 minutes, turning halfway through.
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill, and let rest for 5 minutes tented under foil before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American