Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
with frisee, hazelnut and pear salad

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min
The combination of maple syrup and balsamic vinegar makes a sweet and tart marinade for pork tenderloin. Tenderloin is fast to cook and comes out nice and tender using our pan-searing and oven baking combo, making it one of our favorite weeknight roasts.


Maple-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin:
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Italian seasonings - 1 tsp
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 lb
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Wine, white (sub stock) - 1/2 cup
Frisee Salad with Pears and Hazelnuts:
  • Hazelnuts (sub pecans or sliced almonds) - 1/2 cup , chopped and toasted
  • Pears, any variety - 1 , sliced
  • Frisee (sometimes called curly endive; sub any salad greens) - 4 bunches , chopped
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp


  1. Make maple-balsamic marinade - Whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon mustard and Italian seasonings. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pork tenderloin - Lightly season pork with 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. Pears - Slice pears.
  5. Frisee - Chop frisee.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More


  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Heat a 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 or wine 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, maple syrup, vinegar and oil.
  5. Just before serving, toss frisee, pears and hazelnuts in dressing.
  6. Slice pork and serve with salad on the side. Enjoy!



0 reviews