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Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad Recipe

This peachy little fruit is a late summertime favorite.

Estimated to have first appeared over 4,000 years ago, its bright color and sweet flavor make it a wonderful accompaniment to savory or rich foods. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium, all for only about 17 calories each.

Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad

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Recipe by Nutrition World
Servings

1

serving
Cooking time

10-15

minutes

    A fresh summer dish that presents beautifully with a unique and flavorful apricot mixture.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup

      apricot preserves

    • 1/4 cup

      white wine vinegar

    • 2 tbsp.

      Dijon-style mustard

    • 1 tsp.

      ground ginger

    • 1

      whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound

    • 10 oz.

      package mixed salad greens

    • 15 oz.

      can apricot halves, drained, sliced

    • 1/2 cup

      dried tart cherries

    • 4-5 oz.

      Provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

    • 1/4 cup

      pecan pieces, toasted

    • 8

      green onions, sliced

    Directions

    • In small bowl stir together preserves, vinegar, mustard, and ginger. Reserve 3/4 cup for salad dressing.

    • Butterfly pork tenderloin (cut almost in half, but not quite through, horizontally; open and lay flat.)

    • Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Grill tenderloin over heat 5-6 minutes per side; brushing with remaining apricot mixture during the last 2 minutes on each side.

    • When tenderloin’s internal temperature reads 160°F on a meat thermometer, remove tenderloin to a cutting board. Let rest during step 5.

    • Meanwhile, in large bowl toss together mixed salad greens, apricot halves, dried cherries, cheese cubes, pecan pieces, and onions. Divide mixture evenly among four plates.

    • Slice tenderloin into 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange portions of tenderloin on top of mixture on each plate; drizzle with reserved apricot dressing from step 1. Serve.

    Nutrition Facts (per ¼ recipe):

    • Calories 586 | Fat 17g | Cholesterol 93mg | Sodium 457mg | Carbohydrates 79g | Fiber 5g | Sugar 52g | Protein 35g

    Facts about Apricots

    Did You Know?

    The apricot is actually a member of the rose family.

    How to Choose:

    Look for a rich orange-colored fruit that is slightly soft. If the skin is wrinkled, though, avoid it, as it is already over-ripe.

    Storing Wisdom:

    If you’ve purchased just before prime ripeness, keep at room temperature or store in a paper bag to allow fruit to ripen. If the fruit is already ripe, keep it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent spoiling.

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