Friday, August 15, 2014

Pork Tenderloin Salad

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Tender Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a green salad tossed in a lemon thyme dressing.


Pork Tenderloin Salad:  Tender Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a green salad tossed in a lemon thyme dressing.



On Monday I posted my Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe.  In that post I mentioned that I made 3 different meals from the tenderloin.  This is the second meal made from it.

Pork Tenderloin Salad:  Tender Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a green salad tossed in a lemon thyme dressing.

Pork Tenderloin Salad


Ingredients:

1 cup pork tenderloin pieces (cut bite sized)
Lettuce, or salad mixed greens
Dried cherries
Pecans
Red onion, sliced thin
Feta
Lemon Thyme Dressing

Pork Tenderloin Salad:  Tender Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a green salad tossed in a lemon thyme dressing.

**Lemon Thyme Dressing:  mix together the juice of 1 lemon, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, and 1 clove of garlic that has been grated on a microplane (or finely minced).  Allow to sit for at least a few minutes for the flavors to meld (the longer it sits the better it tastes you can mix some up the night before or keep some in your fridge, it's delicious).

Toss enough lettuce for 2 salads in the Lemon Thyme Dressing until thoroughly coated.

Separate the lettuce into individual bowls and top with red onions (to taste), pecans, dried cherries, half of the pork, and a sprinkle of feta.

You could alternatively just toss everything together with the dressing but I prefer to only toss the greens in the dressing.  Do whatever you like.

Serve immediately.  Makes 2 salads.

Enjoy.

Pork Tenderloin Salad:  Tender Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on a green salad tossed in a lemon thyme dressing.



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17 comments:

  1. This looks great and I am making that dressing for tonights salad. I love lemon ANYTHING! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1kRX8Tm. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Thanks Lori. I'll check out the new party.

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  3. The dressing sounds superb. I love homemade dressings and will have to try. Of course, sometimes just opening a bottle is so easy I neglect to make it myself all the time.
    Thanks, and I'm glad to stop by and see what's cooking here.

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  4. I just love a great salad like your Pork Tenderloin Salad. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  5. The dressing sounds good, and I love the dried cherries with the pork! Pinning! Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday! See you this week! julia

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  6. Hi Joy, Thanks so much for sharing Pork Tenderloin Salad with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. I've pinned and will share this weekend.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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  7. Nice way to use leftovers, Joy! The dressing sounds wonderful--I love lemon.

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  8. Thanks Julie. I love having you visit. I almost always make my own dressings, usually it's just a plain oil and balsamic but sometimes I try something new. I used to hate salads until I started making them myself and using my own dressings (I don't care for store bought or creamy dressings...I'm weird)

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  9. Thanks Miz Helen and thanks for the party.

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  10. I'm so glad you liked it Julia...I just throw in what smells/tastes/looks good :)

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  11. This looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/

    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. Oooohhh! Another delicious pork recipe shared at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party! Thanks Joybee!

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  13. Thanks Joanne and thanks for the party.

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  14. Creamy dressings can be tasty, in my opinion, but more as veggie dip than to top salads. I generally dislike them on actual salad because creamy dressings overwhelm the salad. When I was a kid I thought it was like eating crunchy Ranch dressing.
    My favorite dressing is a homemade one with fresh orange juice and poppy seeds.

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  15. I agree about the creamy dressings. Orange juice and poppy seeds sounds great...is the recipe on your blog?

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  16. It's not. I never realize how many recipes I have until someone asks that...
    I got it from the Better Homes and Garden's cookbook.

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