It’s important after weight loss surgery to find delicious Bariatric friendly, high protein recipes that are packed with flavor. These pork skewers fit the bill to a tee. Pork is a great protein source that can be budget friendly. Protein is an important part of Bariatric recovery.
You’ll need 16 x 25cm bamboo skewers, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes.
8 pork loin steaks, halved lengthwise
140g (1/2 cup) Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons each finely chopped basil and flat-leaf parsley
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons olive oil
Grilled pita bread (optional), to serve
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons caster sugar
60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
4 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup (firmly packed) basil leaves
180g tub bocconcini, drained, torn
Place pork, yoghurt, garlic, basil, parsley, lemon zest and oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then toss well to combine. Stand at r
oom temperature for 15 minutes to marinate.
Thread pork lengthwise onto skewers. Lightly grease a chargrill pan or barbecue, then preheat to high. Cook skewers, turning, for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and rest for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make salad, whisk vinegar, sugar and oil in a large bowl until combined. Add tomatoes, onion, basil and bocconcini, and gently toss to combine. Season.
Divide skewers and salad among plates. Serve with pita bread, if using.
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