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Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

 Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa
"I love the zesty taste of this moist grilled tenderloin," pens Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania. "The cumin, avocado and jalapeno give it Southwestern flair. It's an easy, elegant way to prepare pork."
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup
  • marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and
  • turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Reserve 1/3 cup of the
  • remaining marinade. Place the rest of the marinade in a large bowl;

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Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • add the avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, honey,
  • salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the jelly and reserved marinade. Bring
  • to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Rub pork with steak seasoning. Using
  • long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or
  • broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until
  • juices run clear, brushing occasionally with jelly mixture. Serve
  • with avocado salsa. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup salsa equals 326 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.