Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

The combination of sweet and sour, with a bit of heat really come together in this grilled pork dish.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa
Serves 6
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup minced shallots, divided
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 pork tenderloins, about 2-1/2 lb. total
1/2 lb. fresh cherries, stemmed, pitted, halved.
1 fresh Fresno chile, red jalapeno, or Holland chile, thinly sliced crosswise
thinly sliced.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
Prepare a grill to medium-high heat.  Combine 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup minced shallots, 4 tablespoons lime juice, and vegetable oil in resealable plastic bag.  Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat.  Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup cup shallots, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cherries, chile, and olive oil in a medium bowl.  Season salsa lightly with salt and pepper and set aside to let flavors to meld.  
Remove tenderloins from marinade and season generously with salt and pepper.
Grill tenderloins, turning frequently, until a thermometer inserted into meat registers 145 degrees, about 15 minutes.  Let rest 10 minutes.
Cut into thin slices and serve with salsa.
Enjoy!
Note: You can make the sauce and marinate the meat the day before.

48 thoughts on “Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

  1. My sister sent me a box from Cherry Republic out of Michigan and one item was a jar of cherry salsa, now I know what to do with it! Yours looks fantastic though, what a great combination of flavors!

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  2. Oh Velva, This is a fabulous dish! I have never seen tenderloin presented like this. Absolutely Irresistible! i've got to make your cherry sauce, it's a novelty of a salsa! What a brilliant Idea! Cheers!!!

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  3. I don't eat pork nearly enough. This really looks fabulous, Velva. I love all that lime in the marinade; simple and effective.Now as for your cherry salsa….oh my! Heavenly. I can think of lots of ways to use that! Perfect final touch on your pork.(and thanks for wading through the travel posts. I really appreciate it as they are long, which stops so many blogger buddies. Two more to go….)

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  4. I love the combination of cherries with pork– and I've been grilling a lot of pork tenderloins lately! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. I have never made tenderloin with cherries but I love the combo; will remember this recipe next time. In Levantine cuisine, there is a dish with meat and cherries (tart cherries) that I love.

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  6. This looks like heaven to me!! I'm not always a huge fan of pork when it's mediocre, but when it's good, I absolutely LOVE it!! These cherries sound delightful, especially with the peppers :)Sues

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  7. These look absolutely delicious! I'm planned to start my grill tomorrow and I should have grab that pork tenderloin in the market earlier! (I didn't because I didn't know how to dress it, now I know) Thanks for sharing and I will try out your recipe with my friends next weekend. 🙂 Have a good weekend.Amyhttp://utry.it

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  8. After seeing this, I've come to the conclusion that we don't eat nearly enough pork around here. This is something that I MUST try. 🙂 Cherries are my all-time favorite fruit, and this salsa on that lovely pork tenderloin is making my mouth water! 🙂

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  9. I just left a comment, don't know if it's going to show up or not…having google problems, still.Just wanted to let you know how amazing the grilled pork tenderloin is, with the cherry salsa. Love the sweet and spicy flavors of the salsa, and pairing it with the pork!

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  10. Gosh, that's pretty! Since I wear what I eat on my clothes as well as my hips, I'd need to wear red for this one.

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  11. Velva, I would really love to try this cherry salsa you posted on here (I'm vegetarian so no meat). I am currently growing a garden right now and would have a few ingredients available anytime. Again, thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This dish is perfect for my marriage. I love pork tenderloin, my husband only tolerates it. But covered with cherries, his fav? I'll be able to make this once a week! Thank you!

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