Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Marinate: 30 mins to 2 hrs
  • Grill: 30 mins to 35 mins
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa
Ingredients Pork Loin:
pounds pork tenderloins
teaspoons olive oil
teaspoons chili powder (hot-style, if desired)
teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
Pineapple and Papaya Salsa:
ounces fresh pineapple, cut in 1/2-inch dice (about 1-1/2 cups)
ounces papaya, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch dice (about 1-1/2 cups)
green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
cup chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
tablespoon olive oil
tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pipitas), toasted
Cilantro sprigs
  1. Trim fat from the pork. Rub pork with the olive oil. In a small bowl combine the chili powder, ancho chile pepper, cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Rub mixture all over pork until well coated. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.
  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Place pork on greased grill rack over drip pan. Cover; grill 30 to 35 minutes or until slightly pink in the center (155 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place pork on greased rack on unheated side of grill. Cover; grill as above.) Remove pork from grill; tent with foil and let rest 15 minutes.
  3. To serve, cut pork into very thin slices and place on a platter. Top with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro sprigs. Makes 6 servings.
  4. Pineapple and Papaya Salsa:
  5. In a large bowl gently toss together all ingredients. Season to taste with salt.
Nutrition Facts (Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Papaya Salsa)
    Per serving:
  • 267 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 98 mg chol.,
  • 584 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 34 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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