Southwest Pork Salad

Southwest Pork Salad

A colorful medley of yellow bell peppers, fresh salad greens and melt-in-your-mouth pork tenderloin, this hearty salad is sure to please!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Creamy Lime Dressing
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
Salad
1
pork tenderloin (3/4 lb)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens or 1 package (4 oz) mixed salad greens
1
medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
1
package (8 oz) fresh whole mushrooms, sliced (3 cups)
1
can (15 to 16 oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Refrigerate until serving time.
  2. In shallow roasting pan, place pork on rack. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of pork.
  3. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F (medium doneness) and pork has slight blush of pink in center. Cool pork; cut into slices.
  4. Arrange salad greens, bell pepper, mushrooms and peas on large serving plate. Top with pork. Serve with dressing.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
The tenderloin is considered the choicest of pork cuts. Although higher in price per pound than loin roast, tenderloin is a good value because it is lean and has no waste.
Purchasing
Fresh is best! Fresh lime juice has a brighter flavor than bottled. And you'll only need 1 medium lime for the 2 tablespoons lime juice called for here.
Simplify
Remember this recipe the next time you have leftover pork.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 630mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.