Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad

Apricot-Dijon Pork Salad: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 25 min.
Grilled pork glazed with a piquant apricot mixture looks beautiful atop a salad sporting dried cherries and toasted pecans.


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 10 oz package mixed salad greens
  • 1 15 oz can apricot halves, drained, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 4-5 oz Provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted


  • 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 last 2 minutes on each side until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F. Remove tenderloin to cutting board.
  • Meanwhile in large bowl toss together greens, apricots, cherries, cheese, pecans and onions. Divide mixture evenly among 4 plates. Slice pork into 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange portions of pork on top of greens on each plate; drizzle with reserved apricot mixture.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Ingredient Tip: To toast pecans, place pecan halves in shallow baking pan in a 350° F oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool, chop coarsely.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 586
  Calories from Fat 151 (26%)
(27%)Total Fat 17g
(33%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(31%)Cholesterol 93mg
(19%)Sodium 457mg
(27%)Potassium 929mg
Total Carbohydrate 79g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 52g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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