This Grilled Ginger Peach Turkey Tenderloin is perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner. The marinade is made with just five simple ingredients and cooks quickly on the grill!
Thanks to the National Turkey Federation for sponsoring this post.
Some of you may recall I’m partnering with the National Turkey Federation this year to share some tasty turkey recipes with you! A few months ago I introduced you to this Mediterranean Turkey Spinach Salad. It’s one of my favorites for meal prep. Today I’m sharing another super simple recipe that adds tons of flavor to turkey tenderloins.
This is me clinging to summer for as long as I can. Peaches forever…am I right? A few weeks ago I tried making a peach bbq sauce. It was disappointing. The peach flavor got lost in the tomato-based sauce and it was just blah. So this time I decided to try with just peaches so their flavor could really shine.
I chose turkey tenderloins as my protein but iturkey drumsticks would be a great choice as well! Turkey’s not just for Thanksgiving, y’all. There are tons of turkey products available at the store year round. You can find turkey breasts, tenderloins, thighs and drumsticks, as well as turkey sausage and ground turkey meat. I love turkey tenderloins for grilling because they cook so quickly! These only took about 10 minutes.
A few more turkey highlights? It’s a lean protein packed with immune-boosting nutrients like iron, zinc and potassium that help keep you fuller longer and it easily soaks up flavors, making it the perfect canvas for this peach marinade.
For this marinade, you need just 5 simple ingredients. Blend them up, pour them in a ziploc bag and add your turkey. Let sit for a couple hours…or overnight…and then grill and serve! I served mine with this confetti cauliflower rice: just saute some veggies, add in a big of steamed cauliflower rice and add a squeeze of lime juice and some chili powder.
Grilled Ginger Peach Turkey Tenderloin
- 1 cup diced peaches
- 1/2 cup onion (i used red)
- 2 tsp fresh ginger (I use Garden Gourmet ginger paste)
- Juice from one lime
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1.25 pounds turkey tenderloins
Add peaches, onion, ginger, lime juice and honey to a small food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add 1 cup of the peach mixture and turkey tenderloins to a large
Add 1 cup of the peach mixture and turkey tenderloins to a large ziploc bag. Reserve remaining half cup of the peach mixture and store it in the fridge.
Reserve remaining half cup of the peach mixture and store it in the fridge.
Let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to medium (about 400 degrees F).
Grill tenderloins for 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
You can brush some of the reserved mixture on while grilling, or save to serve as a sauce when serving.
Feel free to use fresh or canned peaches. Taste the mixture once blended and add more honey if you want it a little sweeter.
If you want to make it a little spicy, add a jalapeno or serrano to the marinade mixture!
Add bonus? Save a little of the marinade (ie don’t put it in the bag with the meat) and use it as a sauce when serving.
That’s it, friends! I hope you guys enjoy this one. I loved it! Oh, and if you need turkey grilling tips, check out this helpful guide. You could also roast these in the oven if it’s not grilling season!
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