Perfectly grilled pork tenderloin topped with a fresh lemon avocado salad is a very quick dinner for busy nights! Thanks so much to Smithfield for sponsoring this easy dinner idea.
How’s summer treating you so far? We’re spending some time back in Mississippi, and it sure is hot down here! Warm weather is perfect for grilling, but when it’s down right sweltering, you don’t want to be standing around a hot grill for too long. That’s where this grilled pork tenderloin with avocado salad comes in. It is ready FAST!
This easy dinner recipe starts with a Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin. You already know it’s going to be good with that marinade!
Pork tenderloins are great on the grill, but it takes a little while to get them cooked through to the center. You also have to be careful not to overcook the outside of the pork while you’re waiting for the middle to get to done. I wanted to make grilling a Smithfield pork tenderloin fast and foolproof, so I decided to butterfly cut it. It worked great!!
All you need to do is slice the tenderloin down the middle lengthwise, leaving it connected along one side. Each half is a thinner cut of pork, so it cooks very quickly and evenly. I think this might be my new favorite way to grill pork!
(If you have your own tip on how to get a 30-minute meal made with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, submit it to the Smithfield Real Flavor, Real Fast contest for a chance to win some fab prizes including a trip to wine country!)
In the small amount of time it takes to preheat the grill and cook your tenderloin, you can make this quick Lemon Avocado Salad. I made this recipe twice in one week because my husband loved it so much. (So did I!)
All you need is avocado and grape tomatoes and a couple other ingredients for seasoning. You can serve this as a salad on top of or next to your pork. You can also dice up the avocado and tomato a bit smaller and serve it as avocado salsa with chips.
Whether you are need a quick dinner for your family or a nice meal for guests, this is it! Just look for a Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin in your grocery store’s meat department. If you can’t find that particular one, you could use any other flavor that suits your tastes and pairs with this salad. I think you’ll fall in love with this grilling method and enjoy this dish again and again!
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Preheat grill. Slice tenderloin down the middle lengthwise, leaving one long side connected so you can open it up like a butterfly. (Don’t stress if you accidentally cut it all the way through. Just grill the two pieces!)
Spread a little vegetable oil over the hot grill using tongs with an oil-soaked paper towel. (Towel should not be dripping with oil or it can cause high flames.)
Place prepared tenderloin on the hot grill and cook about 5-7 minutes on each side, until the center has reached at least 150 degrees F. Remove cooked meat to cutting board.
Gently stir all salad ingredients together. Serve within an hour (before avocado starts to brown).
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