Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad
Grilled pork glazed with a piquant apricot mixture looks beautiful atop a salad sporting dried cherries and toasted pecans.
- 1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 2 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 10 oz package mixed salad greens
- 1 15 oz can apricot halves, drained, sliced
- 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
- 4-5 oz Provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 8 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
- In small bowl stir together preserves, vinegar, mustard and ginger. Reserve 3/4 cup for salad dressing.
- Butterfly pork tenderloin (cut almost in half, but not quite through, horizontally; open and lay flat. Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Grill tenderloin over heat 5-6 minutes per side; brushing with remaining apricot mixture during last 2 minutes on each side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F. Remove tenderloin to cutting board.
- Meanwhile in large bowl toss together greens, apricots, cherries, cheese, pecans and onions. Divide mixture evenly among 4 plates. Slice pork into 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange portions of pork on top of greens on each plate; drizzle with reserved apricot mixture.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Ingredient Tip: To toast pecans, place pecan halves in shallow baking pan in a 350° F oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool, chop coarsely.
Calories from Fat 151 (26%)
(27%)Total Fat 17g
(33%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 79g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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