Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad

Pork and pears are a natural combo in this main dish dinner salad. The pretty pear skins add color and boost fiber.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad
ounces boneless pork top loin roast or pork tenderloin
teaspoon black pepper
teaspoon dried sage, crushed
tablespoons olive oil
cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts or almonds, toasted
cup unsweetened pineapple juice
tablespoon honey
teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
8 ounce package torn, mixed salad greens (about 7 cups)
medium pears, cored and sliced
  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat across the grain into thin, bite-size strips. Sprinkle with black pepper and sage. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add meat. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in the center. Add nuts. Cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Remove meat mixture. Cover and keep warm.
  2. For dressing, in the same skillet combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, the pineapple juice, honey, and mustard. Cook and stir just until bubbly, scraping up any crusty, browned bits from bottom of skillet.
  3. Divide salad greens among 4 shallow bowls or dinner plates. Arrange pears on greens. Top with meat mixture and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 282 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 10 g monounsatured fat),
  • 33 mg chol.,
  • 45 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 18 g sugar,
  • 14 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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