Grilled Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin and Balsamic Tomatoes over an Arugula Salad with a Baked Potato

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Grilled Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin and Balsamic Tomatoes over an Arugula Salad with a Baked Potato 4.59/5 (22 votes)

Hands down my favorite meal this week! The flavor of the pork is fantastic and topping it with tangy balsamic tomatoes and onions, just sends it over the top. The peppery arugula with simple lemon vinaigrette and shaved parmesan complements the pork beautifully. Really fabulous meal. If you're entertaining this week, this is the meal to serve!

Grilled Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES PASSIVE TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, silver skin removed
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence, or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Balsamic Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups grape tomato, halved
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in a dish or resealable bag and let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or over night.
  2. Heat grill to medium high (or use a cast iron pan on the stove top).
  3. Grill tenderloin (discarding marinade) for 6-7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145-150 degrees.
  4. Remove from grill and let rest for at least 10 minutes.
  5. While the tenderloin is grilling, prepare the balsamic tomatoes.
  6. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add onion and cook until tender.
  7. Sprinkle onion with sugar and cook until the sugar has dissolved.
  8. Add balsamic and tomatoes and cook until tomatoes begin to soften and are tender.
  9. Garnish with basil.
  10. Slice tenderloin and garnish with balsamic tomatoes.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 185g Calories 280 Fat 9 Sat Fat 2 Sodium 180 Carbs 1 Sugars 0 Fiber 0 Protein 44.

Arugula Salad

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan (shaved)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place arugula in a large salad bowl.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  3. Garnish with parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 42g Calories 118 Fat 12 Sat Fat 2 Sodium 44

Baked Potatoes

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 baking potato
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons green onion, sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Wash, dry, and wrap potatoes in foil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Top with butter, cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 219g Calories 315 Fat 19 Sat Fat 11.9 Sodium 194 Carbs 31 Fiber 2.5 Protein 7.6.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids declined the balsamic tomatoes and arugula. But they were given a few carrots sitcks to make up for it.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the pork with asparagus and zucchini spears.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Gluten free as written.

5 Comments

  1. Jscookster says:

    This is my favorite recipe so far- the balsamic tomatoes were great!

  2. rshockney says:

    This meal was amazing!! I ended up grilling the potatoes too and they turned out fantastic! The whole family loved it! I will be making this again for sure!!

  3. pelikila says:

    Love this meal! It was such a hit with my family.

  4. Janee says:

    YUM! YUM! YUM! Everything about this meal was delicious. Subbed baked sweet potato for me and the hubby. Can’t wait to make this one again!

  5. MelissaCarnevale says:

    Quick! Yummy! Perfect dinner for a busy Monday night!

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