Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Squash-Bean Salad

Enjoy this one-pan meal for a fast and fresh dinner ready in just 40 minutes.

Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Squash-Bean Salad
Photo: Kelsey Hansen
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 slices pork plus 5 cups salad


  • 1 - 1 ½ pound pork tenderloin

  • 4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning blend

  • 1 ½ pound summer squash, halved or quartered and cut into strips

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 lime, zested and halved

  • 8 ounce green and/or wax beans, trimmed, halved, and blanched

  • ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion


  1. Place a 15×10-inch baking pan in the oven. Preheat oven to 425°F. Rub pork with 2 tsp. of the chipotle seasoning. In a large bowl toss squash with remaining 2 tsp. seasoning and 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

  2. Carefully arrange pork tenderloin on hot pan. Bake 15 minutes. Add squash and lime halves, cut sides down, to pan. Bake 10 minutes more or until squash is crisp-tender, lime is charred, and pork is done (145°F). Cover pork loosely with foil; let rest 5 minutes.

  3. For salad: Coarsely chop squash and combine with green beans in a large bowl. Add lime zest, queso fresco, cilantro, red onion, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Squeeze lime halves over salad and toss to coat. Slice pork and serve with salad. Serves 4.

Blanched Beans

To blanch fresh beans, boil 2 minutes, then plunge into a large bowl of ice water.

Chipotle Seasoning Blend

If you choose a salt-free seasoning blend, such as Mrs. Dash®, season pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and season squash with 1/4 teaspoon salt before grilling. Or, for DIY seasoning blend, combine 2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. dried oregano, and 1 tsp. salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
16g Fat
12g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 37.3mg 187%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 870mg 19%
Folate, total 45.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*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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