Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Tomato Relish

Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Tomato Relish

Yield: Serves 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes



  • 2 Ontario pork tenderloins, about 1-1/2 lb (750 g)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest 
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) freshly ground black pepper

  • Tomato relish:
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) seeded and diced fresh tomatoes 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh (preferably) orange juice 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each: salt and ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions:

  1. With a sharp knife, cut pork tenderloins lengthwise almost all the way through, so they open up like a book. 
  2. Place pork between two sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or other suitable tool, gently pound out meat to width of about six inches (15 cm). 
  3. Combine remaining ingredients. Place pork in non-metallic container and pour marinade over. Refrigerate and let marinate for two to four hours. 
  4. Pre-heat barbecue to medium-high heat. Grill tenderloins, turning once, for a total of six to seven minutes, or until a slight hint of pink remains in thickest part of meat. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness without overcooking: internal temperature should be 155°F (68°C). Let cooked pork rest under tented foil while preparing relish (internal temperature will rise to 160°F (71°F). 
  5. Tomato Relish: Combine all ingredients. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  6. To serve: slice tenderloins across into wide strips and top with tomato relish.
Nutritional Information
Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Tomato Relish
1/6 of recipe
Calories 218
Fat 9.2g
  Saturated 1.7g
  Monounsaturated 5.9g
  Polyunsaturated 1.2g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 192mg
Carbohydrate 4.7g
Fibre 0.7g
Protein 28.5g

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