Dad’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Firecracker Slaw

Father’s Day is a time to fire up the grill and celebrate dad with juicy, flame-kissed meat and flavorful sides. For those on a bariatric or low-carb eating plan, you can still join the party with this dietitian-approved grilled pork tenderloin with firecracker slaw recipe. Grab your apron and tongs and try it out.



  • 1 whole boneless pork tenderloin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder


  1. Thirty minutes before grilling, cut tenderloin into 1/2-inch-thick medallions.
  2. Grill on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.

NOTE: You may also toss various non-starchy summer veggies on the grill such as onions, sweet peppers, jalapenos and zucchini. Brush them with a little canola or olive oil, season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then grill.



  • 2 packages of angel hair slaw
  • ½ head purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 10-ounce package shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced (seeds and ribs removed)
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced (seeds and ribs removed)
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds and ribs removed if you want less heat)



  • ½ cup canola or olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl combine all vegetables; use tongs or toss with clean hands to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl combine dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour dressing over the slaw and toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator.

Time saving tip: A food processor is a great tool to use for shredding veggies. All vegetables may be prepped and combined in large bowl up to one day in advance. Dressing may be made up to two days in advance and refrigerated until ready to use.



  • ½ cup low carb barbecue sauce (G Hughes Sweet & Spicy used for recipe testing)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (Duke’s used for recipe tasting)


  1. Combine ingredients in bowl.
  2. Serve alongside pork and slaw.

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