Pork Tacos with Watermelon Summer Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
Chef Guy Fieri
This recipe, courtesy of Guy Fieri, celebrity chef and television personality, is the perfect summertime grilling treat.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin, silverskin removed
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbs ginger root, chopped
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 serrano chile, seeded and minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 Tbs onion powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbs black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed
  • Salsa1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup English cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 small avocado (ripe), cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 cup)


  • Place pork in large, resealable plastic bag. Combine ingredients in small bowl. Pour mixture over pork in bag. Close bag to seal. Turn bag to evenly coat pork with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
  • For Salsa: Combine olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil in medium bowl. Add cucumber, watermelon and avocado. Gently stir to combine, cover and set aside.
  • Trim off soft dark green end of lettuce, cut and separate into 4 inch long 'taco shell' shaped pieces, drain and chill.
  • Preheat grill to medium hot heat. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Grill pork tenderloin, uncovered, and directly over heat for 15 to 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160° F, turning tenderloin over halfway during grilling. Transfer pork to cutting board. Carve pork into 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch strips.
  • Fill lettuce 'shells' with pork, top with salsa, devour!
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve as an appetizer for a casual backyard get-together or make a meal of it to celebrate the tastes of the season.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 416
  Calories from Fat 233 (56%)
(43%)Total Fat 28g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(35%)Sodium 839mg
(32%)Potassium 1133mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(56%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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