Chile-and-Citrus Pork Taco Salad


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Chile-and-Citrus Pork Taco Salad

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    Taco salad with a twist! Rub pork tenderloin with a mixture of ancho chile powder and orange zest, then grill. Ancho chiles add a deep rich, smoky flavor to the pork, which sits on a crisp bed of lettuce along with a sweet mango-orange salsa.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    1 tbsp. orange zest, plus additional for garnish
    1 tbsp. ground ancho chile powder
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground cumin
    1 (1- to 1½-lb.) pork tenderloin
    2 (10-oz.) pkg. Alexia frozen Mexican-style street corn
    1 medium orange, peeled and cut into ½-in. segments
    1 medium mango, peeled, pitted and diced
    8 c. loosely packed chopped romaine lettuce
    4 medium roma tomatoes, diced
    1 medium avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
    Tasty Tacos mild sauce, for garnish
    Tricolor tortilla strips, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Small spoon
    • 2 Small bowls
    • Paper towels
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Tongs
    • Large bowl


    1. Stir together 1 Tbsp. orange zest, ancho chile powder, salt, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl.

    2. Pat pork dry with paper towels; rub with chile powder mixture. Let stand at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes.

    3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (375 degrees). Grill pork for 25 to 30 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees, turning occasionally. Remove from grill; cool slightly and cut into ½-in.-thick slices.

    4. Cook street corn in microwave according to pkg. directions; cool slightly. Stir together orange and mango in a small bowl; set aside. Toss together street corn, lettuce and tomatoes in a large bowl.

    5. To serve, arrange pork, mango-orange mixture and avocado on top of lettuce. Garnish with additional orange zest, Tasty Tacos sauce and tortilla strips, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    550 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 20g
    • Cholesterol: 115mg
    • Sodium: 1,110mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 51g
    • Protein: 44g

    Daily Values

    Iron 30%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 35%