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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.

Makes

8 servings

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
Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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 zest
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, oregano and pepper; add pork. Turn to coat; cover and 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.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup salsa: 214 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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