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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Green Tomato-Pineapple Salsa

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield Serves 8
A basic grilled pork tenderloin becomes “company worthy” when paired with a tangy-sweet salsa of green tomatoes and fresh pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium green tomatoes (about 1 lb.), cored and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored, cut into 1/4-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • 2 whole pork tenderloins (about 1 1/2 lb. each)
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 241
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 37 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 111 mg
  • sodium 234 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, lemon juice and olive oil in a large bowl. Stir in pineapple, cover and chill until ready to serve. (Can be made up to 1 day ahead. Keep covered and refrigerated.) Makes about 4 cups.

  2. Preheat a gas grill to medium-low. Make small incisions all over tenderloins with a sharp paring knife and insert slices of garlic until well studded. Season with salt and pepper. Oil grates and grill pork, turning often, until a meat thermometer inserted at thickest part of tenderloin reaches 160°F and tenderloin is lightly browned on outside and shows no pink color inside, about 45 minutes. Remove pork to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Season green tomato-pineapple salsa with salt and pepper. Serve cold with thin slices of pork.