Fast Pork and Salsa Meal To Mix Up Your Mid-Week Routine

Fast Pork and Salsa Meal To Mix Up Your Mid-Week Routine

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Mid-Week dinner routine getting a little stale? Mix things up with this fresh combo. This pork tenderloin pairs perfectly with fresh, homemade salsa. The best part? Together they take under and hour to make!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

  • Pork:
  • 2, 1 lb pork tenderloins
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp pork rub seasoning blend of your choice
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Salsa:
  • 4 large tomatoes diced (yields 2 cups)
  • 2 large cucumbers, diced (yields 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tsp jalapeno, minced, no seeds,
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

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Directions

Pork:
Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
Cut away any fatty tissue from tenderloin, then pat dry with paper towels. Rub with salt and pepper on all sides to taste.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Put this over medium heat.
Next, add your pork and cook, turning occasionally, until evenly. This should take about 2 minutes per side. Once browned, scatter the seasoning blend or herbs over the pork.
Transfer pork to an oven-safe baking dish. Roast your pork for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 150 F internal temperature.
As your pork roasts, you can prepare your salsa.

Salsa:
Prepare all of your ingredients in the way described in the ingredients list. Slice your components to your desired size.
Combine all of the ingredients listed above in a large bowl.
If you prefer a smoother texture―more like jarred―pulse half the salsa in a food processor, then combine it with the remaining chunky half.
Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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