Entertaining this summer? Then add Poblano Roasted Turkey Tenderloins with Creamy Mexican Slaw to the menu. The homemade, roasted poblano rub is simple and takes your turkey tenderloins to another level of flavor. Serve it alongside creamy Mexican slaw dressed with spicy avocado dressing and you have a meal meant for a fiesta!


Who made the rule that eating turkey after January is like wearing white after Labor Day? There are so many surprising, light and flavorful ways to enjoy turkey, let’s give the chickens a break as we kick off the beginning of summer. 

Plus, if you’re like me, you probably picked up a bunch of turkey after the holidays when it was crazy cheap and stuffed it in your freezer for someday. Although turkey is safe to store for 2-3 years frozen, after about 6 months you risk it tasting like freezer funk. So someday is today, my friends! 

Why not mark National Turkey Lover’s Month by inviting some guests over and serving these amazing Poblano Roasted Turkey Tenderloins with Creamy Mexican Slaw? You may be familiar with turkey burgers on the grill, but it’s always fun to try the unexpected. Turkey tenderloins are easy to cook, versatile, and offer big flavor.

On most nights when we grill, we tend to use a very simple marinade or rub. Something as easy as salt, pepper and garlic powder work well on a turkey tenderloin. However, there are other times when I like to take it up a notch and create a delicious rub that pairs well with the other items on the menu. That is why I love my Roasted Poblano Rub and know it will soon become your go-to when you’re wanting to make a big impression on your guests.

While the recipe may seem a bit labor intensive at first, by following these simple steps, you can have the entire menu ready in no time. Plus, many parts can be prepped ahead (like roasting the poblanos) so that when you’re ready to eat you just assemble and cook.

How to make the Poblano Rub

Start by roasting the poblano peppers under the broiler. While the poblanos roast then steam, make the Creamy Mexican Slaw with Avocado Dressing (you can grab that recipe below) as well as the spice mixture portion of the rub. 


Once you’ve peeled the skin off of the poblanos, blend with garlic and oregano to make a paste.


Stir this mixture and the spice mixture together and then rub onto the turkey tenderloins.

Cook the tenderloins following the recipe below. While they’re in the in the oven, steam up some rice or your favorite whole grain side. 

Poblano Roasted Turkey Tenderloins with Creamy Mexican Slaw

When you have an amazing entree, you really need an impressive side, so don’t forget my Mexican Coleslaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing. And there you have it! Trust me, you are going to want to plan a dinner party just so you can make this menu!




Poblano Roasted Turkey Tenderloins with Creamy Mexican Slaw