Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Basil Pork w Black Bean Salsa

Basil Pork Tenderloin with Black Bean Salsa

adapted from http://www.americanheart.org

Fresh basil and tomatoes flavor 
both the pork and the salsa in this tempting entrée.

Serves 4; 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup salsa per serving


2 tablespoons chopped, seeded tomato
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 medium garlic cloves, minced

1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped, seeded tomato
1 medium green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 medium garlic clove, minced

For the marinade, put the 2 tablespoons tomato in a small bowl. 
Using the back of a wooden spoon, press gently on the pieces
 to bruise them and release some of their juice. 
Stir in the remaining marinade ingredients.

Put the pork in a zip bag. 
Spoon the marinade over the pork. Turn to coat.

 Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425°F.
 Lightly spray a roasting pan and rack with cooking spray.
Drain the pork, discarding the marinade.

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, 
or until a meat thermometer inserted
 into the center of the pork reaches 160°F for medium doneness.

While roast is cooking, stir together the salsa ingredients. 
Refrigerate so the flavors blend.

 Spoon onto plates.
Remove roast from the oven. 
Cover with aluminum foil 
and let stand for 5 minutes
. Cut into slices about 3/4 inch thick.
spoon salsa on to plates
and place sliced pork
next to it


  1. Even at 5am that is making my mouth water! Yummy!

  2. That looks delicious!! I think I am adding it to my list this week. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. I have some pork chops in the freezer right now that will love to know that I found this recipe, just for them!

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  5. Oh my goodness. That pork looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  6. Nice way to change out pork tenderloin.

  7. The flavours in your recipe sounds absolutely wonderful! It looks delicious.

  8. My basil is really thriving right now so I'm on the lookout for great ways to use it up. I think I will give yours a try. Thanks for sharing it. Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can.

  9. Hi, coming to you from Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Two things I love, basil and pork and this looks like what we are having for Sunday Dinner. We are off on a houseboat trip next week and I think it would be great for my night's meal. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

  10. That looks and sounds delicious and also it's so pretty!

  11. Thant looks fantastic. Wow I love black beans too. YUMMMMM

  12. That looks just beautiful and tasty too. Thanks for sharing this healthy dish!

  13. Anything with black beans works for me, so I can't wait to try this.