Grilled Turkey Tenderloin

The marinade for this simple recipe is a nice blend of sweet and spicy. Serve the tenderloin with a mixed fruit salad and some toasted garlic bread.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. turkey tenderloin
  • 1⁄2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄4 cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Prepare and preheat grill. Butterfly the tenderloin by cutting it in half lengthwise, being careful not to cut all the way through. Stop about 1 inch from the other side. Spread the tenderloin open, cover it with plastic wrap, and pound gently with a meat mallet or rolling pin to flatten.
  • For marinade, combine remaining ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the turkey, close the bag, and knead the bag, pressing the marinade into the turkey. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Cook turkey about 6 inches above medium-hot coals for 5 minutes; brush with any leftover marinade. Turn turkey and cook for 4 to 6 minutes on second side, until thoroughly cooked. Discard any remaining marinade. Serve immediately.