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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • sgronholz
    Oct 24, 2018

    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe! The pork was easy to prepare and the salsa was delicious. I will definitely be making this again!

  • JCV4
    Sep 26, 2018

    This was excellent! Great flavor and loved the pear salsa! I grilled the pork tenderloin whole - it all worked out the same. Thanks for this great recipe!

  • amehart
    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.

  • maryh1
    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.