Balsamic-Glazed Fig & Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.


12 kabobs

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023
I have a huge fig tree that produces an abundance of figs. One year I tried drying some and developed this sweet and smoky recipe as a result. Now it's a regular at family gatherings. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
Balsamic-Glazed Fig & Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 dried figs, halved
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  1. Cut pork into 1-in. cubes. Combine next 7 ingredients; rub over pork. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to grill. Meanwhile, make glaze by whisking vinegar, honey, mustard and oil. Set aside.
  2. On water-soaked wooden skewers, thread pork cubes and fig halves. Grill, covered, on a greased rack over medium-high direct heat, turning occasionally, until a thermometer reads 145°, 8-10 minutes. During last half of grilling, brush cooked surfaces frequently with glaze.
  3. Let skewers stand for 5 minutes; add a tomato to each. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle lightly with blue cheese and basil. If desired, serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob: 139 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.