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Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

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


  • 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


  • 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 thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • In a large bowl, combine salsa ingredients. Serve with pork.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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  • JoanieK53
    May 30, 2018

    This is easy and very good. Haven't made the pineapple salsa as of yet but will .

  • sruasonid
    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
    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!!!