Grilled Pork Salad

Grilled Pork Salad Recipe

Serves 6

Approximately 300 calories per serving



1/2 cup pecans

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 teaspoon salt, divided

Dash of sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

(1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed

Cooking spray

5 cups chopped escarole

1 1/3 cups thinly diagonally sliced celery

2 cups thinly sliced red Bartlett or Comice pear (about 2)


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine pecans and canola oil in a small bowl; toss well. Place pecans on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and sugar. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

4. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

5. Brush pork with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil; sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 145°. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut, crosswise, into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

6. Add escarole and celery to vinegar mixture; toss gently to coat. Place 1 cup escarole mixture on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1/3 cup pears and 3 ounces pork. Sprinkle evenly with pecans.