Citrus-Cherry Pork & Pasta Salad

  • TOTAL PREP TIME20 minutes
  • DIFFICULTY Hard

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Citrus-Cherry Pork & Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin about 1 pound, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
  • 8 ounces penne (or other small pasta), cooked & drained
  • 3 cups broccoli florets steamed
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup walnuts coarsely chopped

Nutrition

  • Calories: 300 calories
  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Fat: 13 grams
  • Sodium: 180 milligrams
  • Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
  • Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 28 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams

Cooking Directions

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add pork and onion; stir-fry 4-5 minutes or until pork is lightly browned and onion is tender; set aside. For dressing, whisk together orange juice, vinegar, salt, pepper and orange zest. In a large serving bowl toss together pork and onion, pasta, broccoli, cherries and walnuts with dressing. Serve with crusty hard rolls.

Serves 6

Wine Suggestion: Try a chilled Sauvignon Blanc or Viognier with this fruit-based salad.