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Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
and green salad with pears

Active: 40 minTotal: 40 min

The sweet-tart marinade in this dish pairs well with roasted pork and a fresh salad. A version of this meal, made with chicken, was last featured in 2018.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin:
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Foil - for roasting
Green Salad with Pears and Hazelnuts:
  • Hazelnuts - 1/3 cup, chopped (sub pecans or sliced almonds)
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 6 oz, chopped (sub any salad greens)
  • Pears, any variety - 1, sliced
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make maple-balsamic marinade - Whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard (portions for pork), and Italian seasonings. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pork tenderloin - Lightly season pork with some salt and pepper, pour marinade over top and then tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 30 minutes but preferably a day. (Should be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Nuts - Toast in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, ~3 minutes. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Lettuce / Pears - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then pork tenderloin to heated oil. Sear on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden. Pour stock into skillet, cover loosely with foil, and bake in the oven for 16 to 20 minutes or until pork reaches 145F / 63C.
  3. Remove pork from oven and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  4. While pork rests, make dressing by whisking together mustard, honey, vinegar, and olive oil (portions for salad).
  5. Just before serving, toss lettuce, pears, and hazelnuts in dressing.
  6. Slice pork and serve with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (45)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (4)

27 reviews

Easy meal! And I used the leftovers with pita chips as dip

By: Jenna
Posted: Apr 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This grilled cheese was incredible!

By: Carrie
Posted: Apr 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Wow, tasy!

By: Megan
Posted: Apr 12, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Super easy, very tasty.

By: Maggie
Posted: Apr 06, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Flavorful and easy. I did make an extra veggie on the side.

By: Stephanie
Posted: Mar 31, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Easy and yummy. Added an extra slice of provolone to each sandwich.

By: Barbie
Posted: Mar 31, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful