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Jan 16, 2007 07:34 PM

pork tenderloin, in a salad?

We grilled up a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin last night, and have about four inches of it left. My SO suggested that we slice up the leftovers thin and put them in a salad. Which has me thinking, what else would go in such a salad. Ideas?

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  1. I know I always say this when this question comes up, but you could make a tonnato sauce, slice the pork very thin, then layer in circles spreading the sauce on top of each layer. You refrigerate for 24 hours - delicious.

    1. I'd go with some other ingredients that would "play nice" with the pork--chopped apple, dried cranberries and a nice mustardy vinaigrette; or add all the flavors that go into souvlaki (feta, Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, cukes) and make a yogurt-based dressing with dill?

      1. Cretainly has the potential for a Thai type salad: the thin sliced pork, thinly sliced tomato w/ seeds & pulp removed, a bit of feather cut red onion, a bed of spicy lettuce, topped w/ sauce made of chopped chile, ginger, and cilantro plus fish sauce, lime juice. Top w/ a bit more sliced red chili and torn mint.

        1. This may not help you with your leftovers, but I HIGHLY recommend this pork tenderloin salad. This is one of our all time favorite recipes. Everytime I make it, people request the recipe.

          Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

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          1. re: akp

            I strongly second this suggestion. This is a great recipe.

            1. re: pikawicca

              We've made this salad many times including substituting the pork with beef tenderloin or turkeybroil when faced with the same leftovers.

          2. Chopped dried apricots, greens of your choice, dried cherries or raisins (golden raisins, esp.) and either cheddar cheese or a smoked cheese like smoked cheddar, gouda, or mozzarella. I like Poppyseed dressing with this combo, but I bet a lemon vinaigrette would also do well.