Grilled Pork Tacos with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing

Maximum flavor in each bite of these colorful tacos comes from tossing the pork and peppers in the dressing rather than just drizzling it on top. Use corn tortillas for their toasty flavor and hearty texture, which stands up perfectly to the grill. Plus, they generally have negligible amounts of sodium.

Grilled Pork Tacos with Jalapeño-Lime Dressing
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 medium yellow bell peppers, halved and seeded

  • 1 medium white onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 5 tablespoons canola or avocado oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 (12 ounce) pork tenderloin

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves and tender stems

  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas

  • 4 medium radishes, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high.

  2. Brush peppers and onion with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brush pork tenderloin with 1 tablespoon oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred, about 4 minutes per side. Grill the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 145°F, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Let the pork rest for 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor. Pulse until slightly chunky, 10 to 15 times.

  4. Grill tortillas until lightly charred, about 1 minute per side. Thinly slice the pork and vegetables. Transfer to a medium bowl, add the cilantro mixture and toss to coat. Serve the pork and vegetables in the tortillas, topped with radish slices and queso fresco. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
25g Fat
30g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Vitamin A 557IU 11%
Sodium 760mg 33%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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