Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Recipe is from Cooking Light magazine. The lemon juice in the salsa keeps the avocado green. Pile the sliced pork and salsa on warm flour tortillas and roll them up for soft tacos, if preferred.
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed (about 1 pound, not pork loin)
- 2 tomatillos
- 1⁄2 cup avocado, diced
- 1⁄2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. To prepare pork, combine first 5 ingredients and rub over pork. Place pork on a jelly roll pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees F. (slightly pink). Let the pork stand 5 minutes before slicing.
- To prepare salsa, discard husks and stems from tomatillos; place in a medium bowl. Add avocado with remaining ingredients; toss well.
Other than leaving out the salt, rarely use it on any meat I made this right down the line. Very nicely seasoned, though I am a fan of cumin seased meat, as for the salsa,my daughter, and myself particularly dont care for avocados, but we tried it, and were impressed with it. and was a nice compliment to the dish. Couln't decide what t serve with this, so just went with some basic fries, and made for a nice complete meal. Cooking time was right on the money. Made for Holiday Tag.