Good Morning cavefriends, I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! I spent my MLK in Nashville, TN for a pseudo reunion of college pals. Indulging in Nashville's signature cuisine, I strayed from paleo and tasted Pancake Pantry's sweet potato pancake, and Loveless Cafe's fried chicken... I'm pretty sure I did some black-out nomming and nearly ate half a chicken. eek! Needless to say, I felt terrible after every meal and am eager to get back to eating clean. First step, restock my fridge with some quality grass-fed beef, pork tenderloin, cornish hens, and local produce! The grocery delivery service, Fresh Direct conveniently has an impressive local/grass-fed section AND I get it delivered right to my door when I get home from the gym. While I usually like to go to Whole Foods and TJs and pick everything myself, Fresh Direct has been a great time saver, and has provided great quality food.
Anyway, I was craving a fresh salad so I decided to whip something up with some of my newly delivered pork tenderloin. This took about 25 minutes total to get together (roasting time) and was very light and tasty!
Blackberry and Asian Pear Salad with Pork
|Roasted pork tenderloin|
Salt (optional) and black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
6 cups mixed greens
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 Asian pear (sliced thinly)
1 cup tomatoes (grape or heirloom chopped coarsely)
1/2 cup pine nuts (toasted)
Preheat oven to 425F. Trim fat from meat if necessary and place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper (I omitted salt). Roast the pork, uncovered for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes. Slice the tenderloin into thin slices- my pork came in 4-0.5" thick slices, which I sliced further.
While the pork is resting, mix olive oil, lemon juice and honey for the dressing and season with salt and pepper. To serve, top the mixed greens with the berries, pear, and tomatoes. Top with sliced pork and pine nuts. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve! (I also sliced up some ripe avocado)