Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Apricot Salad

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Apricot Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This grilled pork dish offers a triple hit of the fruit with an apricot preserve glaze for the tenderloin plus a grilled apricot and watercress salad with an apricot-spiked vinaigrette. Serve with a chilled Chardonnay, which will harmonize beautifully with the smoky-sweetness of grilled apricots.

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves, divided
  • 4 ripe but firm fresh apricots or nectarines, halved and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 4- to 5-ounce bag watercress, or baby arugula (about 8 cups)


  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the pork, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes. Brush the pork with 2 tablespoons preserves and continue grilling until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 145°F, 2 to 5 minutes more. Grill apricot (or nectarine) halves on the coolest part of the grill, turning occasionally, until tender and marked, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pork and apricots to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon preserves, vinegar, shallot, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Cut the fruit into wedges and add to the dressing along with watercress (or arugula); toss to coat. Thinly slice the pork. Serve the salad with the sliced pork.

Tips & Notes

Tip: To oil the grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Don’t use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 247
  • % Daily values *
  • 15% Total Fat 10g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • 25% Cholesterol 74mg
  • 19% Potassium 653mg
  • 15% Sodium 363mg
  • 5% Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • 4% Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 12g
  • 50% Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

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