Grilled Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Salad

Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Serve pork tenderloin atop a bed of fresh greens and toss with sliced fruit and a homemade dressing.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup greens, 3 ounces pork, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/4 cup papaya)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 263
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 28.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 371mg
  • Calcium: 78mg

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salad:
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups salad greens
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped papaya

Preparation

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. To prepare dressing, combine first 11 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
  3. To prepare pork, slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves, laying pork flat. Rub 2 tablespoons dressing on pork; reserve remaining dressing. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers 155°. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices; toss with reserved dressing.
  4. Place 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates; top with 3 ounces pork, 1/2 cup pineapple, and 1/4 cup papaya.
Note:

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