This was really a shocker to me! My only experience with bulgar was a tasteless disaster! I had no desire to make it ever again. When I read the ingredient list for this one I was thinking did I want to possibly throw out a dish. I am so glad I took the chance on this one though. I cut this recipe in half for my hubby and still had enough enough for him to have for lunch tomorrow. Pork tenderloin at the store I shop at is relatively inexpensive....if you follow the directions on this one your pork will be tender and flavorful. The bulgar well all I can say is WOW! I left out the fresh parsley....I thought I had some in my window box however our recent heat pretty much did it in....no problem because it really doesn't require it. The lemon and zest are plenty to give the bulgar a fresh flavor. We loved the vegetables! I was lucky enough to find some decent asparagus this afternoon and that combined with the red onion and tomato just made the dish that much more sensational! I made garlic hummus for our lunches this week from this site and I just used some of that for the hummus sauce. It was very very tasty.....I too had reservations over adding that. All in all I have been told that I should put this in the recipe box so we can have it again!
This was an easy-to-make delicious meal. The hummus sauce was excellent and so easy. Will be using that on other dishes for sure. I found the veggies slightly over cooked so I may put them in 5 to 7 minutes after the pork has been in the oven and then the tomatoes about 3 minutes before the pork comes out. Overall fantastic.
Delightful surprise I was looking for something simple to make with pork tenderloin. My family has another old favorite from Eating Well (Maple Mustard Pork). This is really about chopping a bunch of asparagus and onion and a few cherry tomatoes. Brown tenderloin. Roast for 10 or so minutes. I didn't have bulgar so I used whole wheat cous cous. I missed the lemon and hummus. That would probably have been tasty but not necessary. Pros: Very easy