Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa

If you’re looking for something delicious to make with that pork tenderloin that you picked up at the store, you definitely should try this recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa.

Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa

In this recipe, the pork is sliced into medallions (crosswise slices) that you’ll be simply cooking in a skillet with a little salt and pepper and a rub of olive oil.  The real flavor in this dish is going to come from the glaze that is drizzled onto the pork and the mango salsa it’s served with.

Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa

The mango salsa simply made up of fresh mango, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, green onion, red pepper flakes, olive oil and salt.  That’s it.  It’s totally fresh, and it is delicious when eaten with the pork.

The pork is topped with a simple orange glaze.  It’s orange juice simmered until syrupy with the white part of the green onions.

Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa

If you’re worried about the red pepper flakes creating too much spice in this recipe, you can certainly cut down on the amount used or just leave them out completely.  I don’t think they add a huge amount of spice to the overall flavor of the dish, but I know some people are a little sensitive to spice!

My son is absolutely crazy for mangos.  He thought this dinner was just about the best thing ever. If I’m making this for my family, I don’t put quite as much garnish on my finished dish as you see in the photos above. If I’m making it for a dinner party, I like to dress it up a bit more.

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Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa

Pork medallions are sauteed in a skillet and topped with a beautiful mango lime salsa.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pork tenderloin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium ripe mango, peeled & cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 whole green onions (white and green parts separated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Instructions

  1. Slice pork crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick medallions, leaving narrow "tail" portion 1-inch-thick. Press each medallion with heel of your hand to flatten slightly. Season both sides with salt and pepper, and rub surface with about 1 teaspoon of the olive oil so all surfaces are lightly coated. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, cilantro, green parts of the green onion (reserve white parts), lime zest, lime juice and red pepper. Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil, and salt to taste.

  3. Heat a medium skillet (preferably cast iron or non-stick) over medium-high heat. When hot, sauté the pork medallions in a single layer (do this in batches if necessary), until browned and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (You may cut one medallion to check for doneness; there should be a trace of pink.) Transfer pork to a plate to rest.

  4. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the reserved white scallions, and sauté for 1 minute. Add the orange juice, scrape bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon, and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly syrupy, another minute. Return the pork to the skillet, turning to reheat and coat with glaze. Serve immediately, drizzling any remaining glaze over the top and putting the salsa on the side.

Recipe Notes

  • *Weight Watchers POINTS per serving: Freestyle SmartPoints: 4, Points Plus Program: 9, Old Points Program: 9
Nutrition Facts
Pork Tenderloin with Mango Lime Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 663mg29%
Potassium 820mg23%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 44.5mg54%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Elke wrote:

    Delicious dish! Easy to prepare and perfect for guests. I had to share the recipe with our guests ? A big „thank you“ for this recipe from Switzerland

  • LIsa Riedl wrote:

    I’m always looking for new ways to make pork tenderloin! This looks delish!

  • Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert wrote:

    You know I’m going to love this one! It’s my kind of recipe – great anytime and perfect for company.