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Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

"When my son and his wife were married in our backyard, I served this special roast at the rehearsal dinner," writes B.J. Wall from Lanexa, Virginia. "It can be prepared on the grill or in the oven, but grilling enhances the flavors. The fruit salsa perfectly complements the pork's tasty herbal rub."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 1-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • SALSA:
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Rub over the roast. Place in a shallow baking dish; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. In a large bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan. If baking the roast, place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Place pork over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-1/4 hours or bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • Cover loosely with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 256 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • Thom
    Oct 13, 2020

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  • Nancy
    Apr 19, 2018

    Delicious combination of spicy rub and fresh, sweet mango salsa. I've made other mango salsas, but this one has more depth. Also, for the rub, I used chipotle and ancho chile powder as I was out of paprika. Super tasty & moist pork roast. Since the roast was less than 2 lbs., I baked it (no grill at the moment) for 1 hr. 15 min. at 350.

  • Scott_bearss
    Jun 1, 2016

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  • love2cooktoo
    Jun 29, 2014

    Awesome recipe...the meat is good and the salsa is fantastic! I have to make extra since everyone likes it so much! The salsa is great with chips too!

  • Teachin_cookin
    Aug 23, 2011

    This was delicious! My husband and I really don't care for mango, but it was awesome in this salsa. We had extra salsa and ate it on ham steak.

  • msherman
    Jul 22, 2010

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  • Marg
    Dec 29, 2006

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