Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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The fresh salsa makes this dish perfect for a hot summer night or picnic. It's great the rest of the year, though, too. —Patricia Schmeling
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • SALSA:
  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1/3 pound: 161 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. Place pork on a greased rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Combine the brown sugar, mustard and ginger; spread over pork. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 35-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salsa ingredients. Serve with pork. 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 Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p115

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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sruasonid User ID: 5732417 107005
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I love pork tenderloin and this recipe was a good one. Since we don't care for scallions, I. Used a little more than half a red onion diced finely for the salsa instead. Turned out great!"

MichelleFenwick User ID: 4193052 137948
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"This has become a family favorite! The porkloin is tender and moist, and very flavorful. You can adjust the heat by adding more or less cayenne pepper.

The star of this show is the pineapple salsa. I make a double batch of the salsa and it's gone before dinner is over. Delicious!!!"

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