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Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

Chipotle and Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

What do you feel like eating once the weather starts to finally warm up in spring? I’m wanting grilled meats and veggies, big full salads, fruits and anything fresh and light. I also want to be able to enjoy the sun and not spend all evening in the kitchen, so something quick and easy is also high on my list. This chipotle and cumin spiced pork tenderloin with mango salsa fits the bill perfectly.

The sweet fresh mango salsa is the perfect compliment to the savoury, spicy pork tenderloin. I’ve made this mango salsa a few times. It does taste better if it’s had a chance to sit in the fridge for a while, but it’s still really good if you just want to make it and eat it right away. It’s also excellent with chicken and I would guess (though I haven’t tried it yet) fish too.

Total Time: 30 minutes (plus chilling time for the salsa)
Servings: 2


For the pork:

  • 1 pork tenderloin, silverskin removed
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to season

For the salsa:

  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red pepper
  • 2 tbs diced green onions
  • 1 tbs diced jalapeño
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro


For the pork:

Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork with chipotle powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Once the grill is heated up, sear the pork tenderloin on all sides for about 5 minutes. Then turn the heat to medium-low and continue cooking the pork, covered, for another 12-15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Allow the pork to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve with mango salsa.

For the salsa:

In a small bowl, stir together mango, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño.

Cover; chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Makes about 1 cup.


Recipe is from www.bhg.com.