Toasted walnuts and roasted pork tenderloin make this elegant salad worthy of company, yet it's easy enough to prepare on a weeknight!

Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Cook walnuts in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant. Set aside.

  • Whisk vinegar, oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, rosemary, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Place pork on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Roast the pork until a thermometer registers 145 degrees F, 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into slices about 3/4 inch thick.

  • Add arugula and pears to the dressing in the large bowl and toss to coat. Divide the salad among 4 serving plates. Top with pork, cheese, and the reserved walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 25.4g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.9g 20% DV; sugars 16.4g; fat 15.9g 25% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 61.9mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 1223.9IU 25% DV; vitamin c 15mg 25% DV; folate 62.2mcg 16% DV; calcium 150.6mg 15% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 67.4mg 24% DV; potassium 981.6mg 28% DV; sodium 691.9mg 28% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Nothing goes together better than pork and apples! Love this healthy take on a classic combo. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! And an easy fast dinner on a weeknight. Grilled (vs roasted) the pork tenderloins to save time. Tossed arugula and pears in dressing and plated with pork tenderloin. Substituted pumpkin seeds and feta for walnuts and blue cheese (treenut allergy and personal preference). So good! Read More