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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Pitas – TypeFree Diabetes

Spicy Pork Tenderloin Pitas

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings:
4 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 3


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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cucumbers, sour cream and dill. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Cut the pork across the grain into 1/2-inch cutlets, then slice each piece into
    thin strips. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the mustard, oil, lemon juice, garlic
    and oregano.
  4. Add the pork and toss well to coat all the pieces. Let stand about 10 minutes.
  5. Coat a large no-stick frying pan with no-stick spray and place over medium heat
    for 3 minutes.
  6. Working in bunches to avoid overcrowding in the pan, add the pork and sautŽ for
    about 3 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Place peppers and
    onions in a 9″ glass pie plate.
  7. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until soft.
  8. Add the onions and peppers to the pan; sautŽ for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  9. Top pork mixture with peppers and onions.
  10. Line the pita pockets with the spinach. Add the pork mixture.
  11. Top each sandwich half with a tomato and some cucumber sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories 310 Calories
from Fat 80 % Daily Value (DV)*

Total Fat 9g 14%

Saturated Fat 3g 13%

Cholesterol 60mg 20%

Sodium 350mg 15%

Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%

Dietary Fiber 5g 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**

Fruit: 0

Vegetables: 2

Meat: 2

Milk: 1

Fat: 1

Carbs: 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.

5 A Day for Better Health: cdc.gov


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