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Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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; add the avocados, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, honey, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the jelly and reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • 3. 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.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 326 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

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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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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