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Fiery Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

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

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Serve fresh green beans, steamed or microwaved, as an easy, healthy side dish.

Nutrition Information

270 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 39g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

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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