Normally when one thinks of a Southwestern-style salad, chicken or beef comes to mind. However, this creative recipe features the juicy deliciousness of pork tenderloin.
It's rubbed with chipotle chile powder before being broiled in the oven. The chopped salad includes chunks of pepper Jack cheese, tomatoes, and corn. A quick, creamy dressing is a simple combination of low-fat buttermilk and mayonnaise.
To enjoy this crunchy, filling dinner salad, read more. From Everyday Food Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder Directions Serves 4.
Spicy Pork Salad and Buttermilk Dressing
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 scallions, whites minced and greens thinly sliced, separated
1 garlic clove, crushed through a press
1 head romaine lettuce (1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed and patted dry
2 ounces pepper Jack cheese, cubed
From Everyday Food
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder