Chile-Lime Pork


This healthy pork recipe requires just 10 minutes of prep time! Coat the pork tenderloin in zesty marinade the moment you walk in the door after work, allow the flavors to infuse for an hour, then grill for a low effort yet crowd-pleasing healthy pork meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hr
Grill Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins


  • 2 limes

  • 1 1 pound pork tenderloin

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Purchased guacamole

  • Lime wedges


  1. Finely shred peel from limes; juice limes.

  2. Place pork in a resealable plastic bag. Add lime peel and juice, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Seal bag; knead bag to combine. Set bag in a large bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Adjust grill for indirect cooking. Place the pork over the drip pan. Cover and grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until done (145°F). Remove and let stand for 3 minutes.

  4. To serve, cut meat into 1/2-inch thick slices. Serve with guacamole and lime wedges. Sprinkle with additional cilantro, if desired.

    Chile-Lime Pork
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 7.5mg 38%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 391mg 8%
Folate, total 10.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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