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Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

by Lori Longbotham

Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa
Kid-Friendly Recipe Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 18 minutes  
Yield: 12 servings 
  • 6 firm, ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 5 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons fresh or bottled lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Four 12- to 16-ounce pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  1. Prepare charcoal for grilling, heat a gas grill on medium heat, or preheat the broiler.
  2. Prepare the salsa:Combine the peaches, onion, 3 tablespoons of the cilantro, 2 teaspoons of the olive oil, 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon ofthe salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper in a bowl. Cover and refigerate until ready to serve (can be prepared up to 2 hours ahead).
  3. Prepare the pork: In a glass or ceramic dish, stir together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the tenderloins and marinate at room tempertaure, turning frequently, for 30 minutes.
  4. Chop together the remaining cilantro and lemon zest wit hthe garlic; set aside.
  5. Grill the pork, turning often, for 15 to 18 minutes or until it registers 145 to 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. If broiling, place the tenderloins in a shallow pan and broil 5 to 6 inches from flame for 10 minutes. Turn with tongs,and broil for 5 to 8 minutes more.
  6. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and half of the cilantro-lemon zest mixture; let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting into slices 1/2 inch thick.

To Serve: Arrange the sliced pork on a platter, sprinkle with remaining cilantro-lemon zest mixture, and serve with the peach salsa on the side.

Kid-Friendly Recipe How kids can help: Mix the ingredients for salsa and for the marinade and sprinkle pork slices with cilantro-lemon zest mixture.

Per serving(1/12 of recipe):149 calories, 19 g protein, 5 g fat (1.4 saturated), 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 162 mg sodium, 60 mg cholesterol, 1.2 mg iron, 12 mg calacium.