Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Watermelon Panzanella

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Watermelon Panzanella

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019

Typically, panzanella is made with tomatoes and dressing-soaked bread cubes. Here, the salad goes sweet and savory but keeps the same look with ripe watermelon. Spring for your favorite bread—it has a starring role in this dish. Serving the salad with grilled pork tenderloin makes a healthy dinner that's simple enough for weeknights.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices crusty whole-wheat bread (10 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest & juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 6 cups chopped watermelon
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Season pork with chili powder, pepper and salt. Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 140°F, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Grill bread until charred, 1 to 2 minutes per side. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lime zest, lime juice and jalapeño in a large bowl. Add watermelon, onion, basil, feta and the bread and toss to coat.
  5. Slice the pork ½ inch thick and serve with the watermelon panzanella.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 4 oz. pork, 2 cups panzanella
  • Per serving: 484 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 52 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 82 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,860 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 86 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 644 mg sodium; 786 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (47% daily value), Vitamin A (37% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 2 fat, 2 starch, 1 fruit, ½ medium-fat protein

Reviews 2

July 15, 2019
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By: carmenn
Excellent, easy entree
July 02, 2019
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By: Grant
Refreshing twist on panzanella for an easy weeknight meal. I increased the salad by 50% just because it sounded good. Glad I did.
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