Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Contributed By: Parker


1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese


1. Place pork in a shallow dish. Add salad dressing; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 8 hours. Combine strawberries, vinegar and sugar; cover and refrigerate.
2. Preheat oven to 425°. Drain and wipe off pork, discarding marinade. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; brown on all sides.
3. Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from skillet; let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add broth to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add strawberry mixture. Heat through.
4. Place greens on a serving platter; sprinkle with cheese. Slice pork; arrange over greens. Top with strawberry mixture.

Helpful Hints:

Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet, use thawed frozen in place of fresh.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 291 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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