Friday, January 29, 2010

Lemon Sage Pork Salad

From winter 2008 Diabetic Living Magazine
1 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
6 leaves fresh sage, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 head green leaf lettuce, torn
1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 avocado, halved, pited, peeled and chopped
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette*

Trim fat from pork. 
Cut pork crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Place pork slices in a large bowl. 
Add lemon peel, sage, cumin, pepper.
Toss well to coat. 
Let stand for 10 minutes. 

 In a very large skillet cook pork, half at a time,
 in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes
 or until meat is just slightly pink in center,
turning once. Remove from skillet and set aside.
 Place lettuce on a serving platter.
 Top with tomatoes, avocado, beans and green onions.
Arrange pork slices over salad.
Drizzle with some Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette;
 pass remaining vinaigrette.
I did a different vinaigrette 
I took a jar of roasted peppers
and processed them with the lime,
 vinegar, and oil
I also added sun dried tomatoes

Red Pepper Vinaigrette
(if you choose to make it from scratch)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Halve 1 red sweet pepper and 1 fresh jalapeno pepper lengthwise. Remove stems, seeds, and membranes. Place pepper halves, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until skin is blistered and charred. Bring foil up around peppers to enclose. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool. Use a sharp knife to loosen edges of the skins; gently pull off the skin in strips and discard.

 Place peppers in a blender or food processor.
Add 2 tablespoons lime juice, 
2 tablespoons vinegar, 
2 tablespoons olive oil  
Cover and blend or process until smooth.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 266, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 8 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 49 mg, Sodium 269 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Total Sugar 5 g, Fiber 7 g, Protein 21 g


  1. Those pork seasonings and vinaigrette all look great! Thanks for linking your post to TMTT.

  2. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

    Happy Foodie Friday,

    Sheila :-)

  3. Hi Jo, I need to have more recipes like yours. Very delicious and good for me. Thanks for the nutritional info. The pork sounds just wonderful. I love to make my own dressing. I'll add this to my recipes.
    Thanks for the yummy post!

  4. Yum, yum! Great post!


  5. This sounds AMAZING! I LOVE sage- but I never know where to use it.
    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! (and other recipes too) as It is QUITE theme fitting!!
    Happy Sunday!!