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Fruited Pork Tenderloin Salad Recipe

Versatile and rich in Vitamin C, citrus fruits can stand alone as fresh, delicious snacks, add a tangy twist to any meal or drink, or offer a pop of color to a beautiful plate.

Ranging from tart to sweet, each unique variety offers its own health benefits.

Fruited Pork Tenderloin Salad Recipe

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Recipe by Nutrition WorldCourse: MainCuisine: American



    A time-tested classic, this traditional salad gets a contemporary twist with the addition of stir-fried pork tenderloin.


    • 1

      pork tenderloin, cut into stir-fry strips

    • 1/4 cup

      grapefruit juice

    • 2 tablespoons

      red wine vinegar

    • 1 tablespoon

      vegetable oil

    • 1 teaspoon

      poppy seed

    • 2 teaspoons


    • 1 teaspoon

      Dijon mustard

    • 2 teaspoons

      vegetable oil

    • 6 cups

      mixed salad greens

    • 2

      small red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

    • 1 ½ cups

      seedless grapes, halved


    • In a small bowl whisk together grapefruit juice, red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, poppy seed, honey, and mustard until well blended; set aside. 

    • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 

    • Add pork strips; cook about 3 minutes or until pork is lightly browned. 

    • On each of four dinner plates place 1 ½ cups greens; top with pork strips and arrange grapefruit sections, grapes, and strawberries around pork. Spoon dressing over salads.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories – 350 | Total Fat – 12g | Saturated Fat – 2g | Sodium – 115mg | Carbohydrate – 31g | Dietary Fiber – 4g | Sugar – 22g | Protein – 33g

    Facts about Citrus Fruits

    Get Creative!

    • Squeeze lemon/lime juice over salads, fish, or chicken
    • Add mandarins for a bold salad
    • Chop grapefruit into a salsa or blend and whip up a fresh vinaigrette dressing

    Nutrition Breakdown

    • High in Vitamin C (one contains almost 100% of your recommended daily value)
    Mandarin Oranges:
    • High in Vitamin A and C
    • One contains about 90% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 30% of Vitamin A
    • High in dietary fiber
    • High in Vitamin C (one contains more than 100% of your recommended daily value)
    • High in Vitamin A and dietary fiber

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