Grilled Pork with Apple and Grape Bowls

If you can't find red quinoa for this delicious grain bowl, you can use white quinoa or a tricolor mixture. Or swap any cooked grain--farro, bulgur, or wild rice.

Bowl of Grilled Pork with Apple and Grape with fork and knife to the side
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 oz. meat + 2 cups quinoa


  • ½ cup red quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup arugula

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed

  • 1 large apple, cut into 12 to 16 slices

  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings

  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (chèvre) (1 oz.)


  1. In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup water to boiling, Stir in quinoa and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in arugula.

  2. Meanwhile, for vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine the next eight ingredients (through pepper) and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Remove 2 Tbsp. of the vinaigrette and brush on pork, apple, and onion. Place apple and onion in a grill basket.

  3. Grill pork, apple, and onion, covered, over medium 12 to 16 minutes or until pork is just cooked through (145°F) and apple and onion are tender and lightly charred, turning every 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill. Cover pork loosely with foil and let stand 3 minutes before slicing diagonally.

  4. Divide pork and quinoa mixture among individual bowls. Top with apple and onion, grapes, and cheese. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
13g Fat
39g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 9.1mg 46%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 689mg 15%
Folate, total 16.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
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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