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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Pitas

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 4


    • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 1/2 tsp dill, dried
    • 1 cup non-fat sour cream
    • 8 oz pork tenderloin
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
    • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
    • 4 pita breads, halved
    • 1 cup spinach, shredded
    • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved


In a small bowl, combine the cucumbers, sour cream, and dill. Refrigerate until needed.

Cut the pork across the grain into 1/2-inch cutlets; then slice each piece into thin strips. In a large bowl, combine the mustard, oil, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano. Add the pork and toss well to coat all the pieces. Let stand about 10 minutes.

Coat a large no-stick frying pan with no-stick spray, and place over medium heat for 3 minutes. Working in bunches to avoid overcrowding in the pan, add the pork and sauté for about 3 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Place peppers and onions in a 9-inch glass pie plate. Cover with vented plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until soft. Add the onions and peppers to the pan; sauté for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Top pork mixture with peppers and onions.

Line the pita pockets with the spinach. Add the pork mixture. Top each sandwich half with a tomato and some cucumber sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Pork Tenderloin Pitas 
Serving Size 
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat3 g 13 %
Cholesterol 60mg 20 %
Sodium 350mg 15 %
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12 %
Dietary Fiber5 g 20 %
Sugars 9g
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 120 %
Vitamin C 90 %
Calcium 20 %
Iron 20 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 1
Meat 2
Fruit 0
Vegetable 2
Milk 1
Fat 1
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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