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Grilled Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Salad

Grilled Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Salad
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
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4 servings (serving size: 1 cup greens, 3 ounces pork, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/4 cup papaya)

Serve pork tenderloin atop a bed of fresh greens and toss with sliced fruit and a homemade dressing.  

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salad:
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped papaya

Nutrition Information

  • calories 263
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 28.4 g
  • carbohydrate 18.3 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 69 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 371 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. To prepare dressing, combine first 11 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

  3. To prepare pork, slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves, laying pork flat. Rub 2 tablespoons dressing on pork; reserve remaining dressing. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers 155°. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices; toss with reserved dressing.

  4. Place 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates; top with 3 ounces pork, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/4 cup papaya.

Cook's Notes

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