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Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
and green salad with pears

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The sweet-tart marinade in this dish pairs well with roasted pork and a fresh salad. This meal was last featured in 2020.

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
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.

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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 (42)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (11)

Most Helpful

He gave it 4.5 stars, I’d probably say 3. Not a huge fan of artichokes, but always a big fan of cheese. Salad wad plain, but everything came together quickly. Not great for having leftovers to take for lunch the next day which is our usual plan.

By: Julia
Posted: Jan 05, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
1 Helpful

33 reviews

Very good, and easy. Crowd pleaser for the family.

By: Melinda
Posted: Feb 24, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Only made sandwich....so yummy!! Great combination of flavors and not too time consuming to make

By: Jennifer
Posted: Feb 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! Salad is a nice tart counter point to the sandwich. Go ahead and add more spinach

By: Rosemary
Posted: Feb 10, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was pretty good, but needed something. Maybe some shredded Parm? Made on sourdough.

By: Barbie
Posted: Feb 05, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a good meal. A little more work than I like for a sandwich, but it was a nice meal.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jan 27, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I just love this easy and fancy weeknight meal!

By: Ryan
Posted: Jan 25, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful