Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe

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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe

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My husband, Dave, and I have been in a dinner group with three other couples for a few years. We often share our recipes. This grilled pork was served by one of the couples, and I decided to "pear" it with this fabulous salsa. —Suzan Ward, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • PEAR SALSA:
  • 4 cups chopped peeled pears (about 4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, oregano and pepper; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard marinade.
Grill pork, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
In a bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with the pork. Yield: 8 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 Pear Salsa in Country Extra May 2001, p49

Nutritional Facts

3 3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup salsa : 157 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • PEAR SALSA:
  • 4 cups chopped peeled pears (about 4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, oregano and pepper; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. Grill pork, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  3. In a bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with the pork. Yield: 8 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 Pear Salsa in Country Extra May 2001, p49

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amehart User ID: 1464390 252647
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"Super simple and quite delicious. We all kept picking on the pork like it was popcorn and the pear salsa was wonderful! Definitely a keeper."

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maryh1 User ID: 865461 30278
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"My Brother-in-law,who is a professional chef, was very impressed, when I made this dish for a barbeque. It was easy,& delicious."

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