Chipotle-Grilled Pork Salad

Total Time
1 hr 8 min
25 min
25 min
Lean pork tenderloin is simply seasoned, grilled and then tossed with a flavorful mixture of greens, crisp vegetables, avocado and a creamy lime dressing.


uncooked lean pork tenderloin

1 pound(s), use one whole loin

ground cumin

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp, divided

black pepper


fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp

reduced calorie mayonnaise

2 Tbsp

olive oil

4 tsp

store-bought adobo sauce

½ tsp, *


2 Tbsp, chopped

romaine lettuce

6 cup(s), shredded

grape tomatoes

1½ cup(s), halved

yellow pepper(s)

1 large, diced

uncooked jicama

1 cup(s), chopped


1 item(s), medium, Hass, cut into chunks

canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 item(s), chopped


  1. Sprinkle pork with cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Heat outdoor grill to medium-high (or heat grill pan over medium-high heat).
  3. Grill pork, turning occasionally, until a meat thermometer inserted in center reads at least 145°F, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pork to cutting board and let rest for a minimum of 3 minutes, but up to 10 minutes, before slicing.
  4. Meanwhile, combine lime juice, mayonnaise, oil, adobo sauce and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; stir in cilantro.
  5. Combine romaine, tomatoes, yellow pepper, jicama, avocado and chipotle pepper in a large deep platter; drizzle with about half the dressing and toss to mix and coat. Arrange sliced pork on top of salad; drizzle with remaining dressing.
  6. Serving size: 3 oz pork, 2 1/2 c salad and 1 1/2 Tbsp dressing


*You don’t need to buy a separate can of adobo sauce. The can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce will contain enough sauce for the salad dressing recipe.

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