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Spanish Pork with Apple-Citrus Salsa

Photo: Nina Choi
Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 59 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup salsa)
Pimenton is a Spanish paprika made from peppers that have been slowly smoked and dried over oak fires. If pimenton is not available, use Spanish smoked paprika. Garnish this smoky pork with lime wedges and cilantro leaves, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pimenton
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 cups diced Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 227
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 24.2 g
  • carbohydrate 10.7 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 453 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over pork, and sprinkle evenly with chili powder mixture. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  3. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, apple, and the next 6 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a medium bowl; toss.

  4. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Slice pork crosswise; serve with salsa.