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Basil Sauce for Tenderloin

 Basil Sauce for Tenderloin
This sauce packs a punch! Garlic, basil and pepper make it terrific for perking up pork and other meats. June Rischitelli of McKeesport, Pennsylvania submitted the recipe. You can also use this flavorful sauce to perk up poultry.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • Grilled pork tenderloin


  • In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and water. Let stand for 5 minutes;
  • drain. Transfer to a small food processor. Add the mayonnaise,
  • basil, oil, red pepper, lemon juice, garlic powder and pepper; cover
  • and process until blended. Serve with pork tenderloin.
  • Yield: 1/4 cup.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons sauce equals 26 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.