A spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, avocado salad, and warm, fresh tortillas make for a festive Mexican meal.
The centerpiece of this south-of-the-border weeknight meal is pork tenderloin rubbed with a paste of spices and citrus juices, then roasted. Serve it with two fresh vegetable sides: a salad of avocado, onion and jícama (a crisp, juicy Latin American root vegetable), and a pico de gallo. Warm tortillas are a fragrant complement to the bright flavors; you may be surprised at how quick and easy it is to make your own, but if time is short, store-bought tortillas warmed in the oven work just as well. Finish the meal on a tropical note with caramelized roasted pineapple and vanilla ice cream.