Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa Recipe

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I love the zesty taste of this moist grilled tenderloin. The cumin, avocado and jalapeno give it Southwestern flair. It's an easy, elegant way to prepare pork. —Josephine Devereaux Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons jalapeno pepper jelly
  • SALSA:
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup salsa: 300 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. For marinade, mix first five ingredients. In a large bowl, toss pork with 1/2 cup marinade; refrigerate, covered, up to 2 hours.
  2. For glaze, place jelly and 1/3 cup of the remaining marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes; remove from heat. Place salsa ingredients in a large bowl; toss lightly with remaining marinade.
  3. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Place pork on a lightly oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-5 minutes per side, brushing with glaze during the last 3 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p8

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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DAWN70 User ID: 1336604 231450
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2015

"Very moist and tender"

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 58593
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"This salsa was absolutely yummy... and so healthy! A wonderful garnish for the moist grilled pork. we will make this again."

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