Pork Tenderloin with Three-Berry Salsa

My husband came home from a work meeting that had served pork with a spicy blueberry salsa. He was amazed at how tasty it was, so I came up with my own rendition without seeing or tasting what he had. It took several tries, but this is the delicious result.


  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries (about 6 ounces), thawed and drained
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries (about 6 ounces), thawed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (about 6 ounces), thawed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • PORK:
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each), cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  • Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl; toss lightly to combine. Reserve 1 cup berry mixture for sauce. For salsa, gently stir onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt into remaining mixture; let stand 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add half the pork and cook until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 2-4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining pork and oil.
  • Add wine, shallots and reserved berry mixture to the pan, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1 tablespoon, 4-6 minutes. Stir in stock; cook until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Return pork to pan; heat through. Serve with salsa.
Editor’s Note

Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 2/3 cup salsa and 3 tablespoons sauce: 239 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.