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Mandarin Pork Salad

Try something different for dinner! This interesting entree salad tosses together pork, mandarin oranges, beets and goat cheese. The flavors will burst in your mouth. —Nanci Jenkins, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1/2 pound)
  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned sliced beets, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reaches 160°.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the salad greens, oranges, onion, cheese, beets, cilantro and jalapeno. Transfer to a serving platter. Whisk the vinegar, oil and salt. Thinly slice pork; arrange over salad. Drizzle with dressing.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 346 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein.

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