Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins are so flavorful! I serve it as is or stuffed into tacos or a cheesy quesadilla. You will love this recipe!

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

With summer in full force I’ve noticed that the “want” to grocery shop is getting less… and lesser. Those who know me are probably wondering if I’m feelin’ all right, because I happily go to the grocery store 2-3 times a week at the minimum. But right now I’d much rather lay on the beach with my toes in the sand, flipping through a Bon Appetit mag than walk around the freakishly frigid grocery store pushing the only cart with a squeaky wheel, begging my kids to stop asking for everything they see on the store shelves and praying I can get out of there under fifty bucks.

I’m sure they’d rather be at the beach also…

But it was Friday and I needed something fun and easy to make to shop for. Lately its been really warm, so the oven was going to remain off. And I was getting tired of the same-old same grilled food. I wanted to grill something different… something like…

Turkey. The other-other white meat.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

To Make These Ginger Lime Turkey Tenderloins You Will Need:

  • 2 small cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3/4 inch of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds turkey breast tenderloins

Soy-ginger-lime are three flavors that work deliciously well together!

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

I roughly chopped up about 3/4 an inch of fresh ginger, smash and peeled three small garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped a large shallot. I then just threw them all into my mini food processor, turned it on and it quickly minced them all up for me. Bingo-bango. You really need a food processor for this recipe… I think you can pick up a mini one for under 20 bucks these days! But I can’t promise the same results if you chop and blend everything by hand.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Then I eyeballed a tablespoon or so of honey.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

And a quarter cup of soy sauce.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Guesstimated a quarter cup of light olive oil, and I also squeezed in the juice of an entire lime.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Season with some fresh cracked black pepper.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

And blitz it again until it’s well blended.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Pour the ginger-soy-lime marinade over top of the turkey tenderloins and let sit at room temp for 25-30 minutes. While that hangs out on your counter you could preheat your grill to medium heat.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Once hot, slap them on the grill and let them cook for about 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked thoroughly. Keep in mind every ones grill is different.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Once cooked, let the meat rest for 2-5 minutes.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Ta-da! Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins. Here is where you could do a couple of things. Leave as is and serve with a crisp salad or some rice.

But I’ll show you what I did…

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Because the turkey tenderloin is so stinkin’ moist, I shredded it with my bare hands. Aka, my meat claws.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Then preheat my panini press.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

And then slice up an avocado. I seem to be addicted to them lately.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Next, grate some cheese.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

And then get your tortillas.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Next, lay it on the preheated panini press. If you don’t have a panini press, no biggie… just a plain old pan will work.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Then start by layering the shredded turkey…

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Next, lay on some avocado and lots of cheese and then top with another tortilla.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

And then press and grill until crispy.

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

The avocado gets all soft and buttery, the cheese is gooey and melty, while the turkey is indescribably delicious. Oh-MY LORD!!! It had the most amazing flavors, Pat and I kept sneaking pieces, it was that good! The ginger, garlic and soy was harmoniously balanced by lime and the mild shallots! If you wanna impress someone, seal a deal or land a ring on your left hand then make this marinade!

Oh~ and earlier in the day I whipped up a cucumber mango salsa and thought it would taste perfect on top of these quesadillas, and it was! I’ll be posting that recipe later, but for now I’ll give you the marinade recipe.

Enjoy! And if you give this Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins l SimplyScratch.com

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins
Yield: 4 to 6

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins

Ginger Lime Grilled Turkey Tenderloins are so flavorful! I serve it as is or stuffed into tacos or a cheesy quesadilla. You will love this recipe!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 small cloves of garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3/4 inch of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds turkey breast tenderloins

Instructions

  1. Place turkey in a shallow dish.
  2. Combine the garlic, ginger and shallots in a mini-food processor and process until minced. Next add the honey, soy sauce, olive oil, lime juice and black pepper.
  3. Blend until thoroughly combined. Pour marinade over turkey and let sit at room temperature for 25-30 minutes. Preheat grill to medium heat and cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until done. Let rest for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 487mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.