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Fiery Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

Fiery Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Pork

  • 2 teaspoons canola or soybean oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 lb each)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1
    Brush grill rack with oil. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Rub 1 teaspoon oil onto each pork tenderloin; sprinkle with peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 2
    Cover and grill pork over medium heat 20 to 30 minutes, turning 3 times, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix all salsa ingredients. Cut pork into 1/2-inch slices. Serve with salsa.

  • Serve fresh green beans, steamed or microwaved, as an easy, healthy side dish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
710mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
8g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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