Smoked Pork Loin Salad

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This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much-underused meat, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey, perfect alongside the honey and mustard dressing.

This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much underused product, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey and perfect along side the honey and mustard dressing.

You Need Smoked Pork Tenderloin In Your Life!

Smoked pork loin is an ingredient I don’t see very often when floating around the internet. But it is one that I see all the time here in stores.

I have been using this smoked pork tenderloin as the meat element in salads for a few years. I love it, it has a smoky tinge as you would expect and the most wonderful texture.

For this reason I find it stands together much better in a salad than your normal sliced ham.

Sure as an ingredient it is fairly expensive but a little bit goes a long way.

You do need to ensure that you buy hot smoked pork loin though for this recipe. Cold smoked pork loin needs cooking!

This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much underused product, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey and perfect along side the honey and mustard dressing.

Smoked Pork Loin Salad.

This smoked pork loin salad is a really simple collection of spring flavours that unquestionably work really well together.

Green beans and early season cherry tomatoes join the gloriously peppery radishes in this pork salad.

Whenever you are using simple ingredients it is really important to make sure you really optimise the opportunity to add flavour.

As a result simple but often overlooked process of seasoning and searing the tomatoes and putting the hot beans into the dressing really make a huge difference. Particularly given that we are using early season tomatoes here which inherently have less flavour.

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All great salad salads need a good dressing and the honey mustard dressing here gets a helping hand. The combination of balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar is the perfect combination set against the smokey pork.

This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much underused product, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey and perfect along side the honey and mustard dressing.

Salads Aint Boring!

It took over 18 months for me to add salads to my site. not because I do not like them but because I never really thought they would be popular with readers. I was of course completely wrong… I know, how on earth could that happen?

In fact, some of my salad musings have been the most popular summer posts.

Surprisingly (maybe) my spring ham hock salad from last year is personally my favourite recipe on my site. Not just for the way it looks but also for the way it tastes. But also because it has puffed pork crackling on it, teehee!

I’m pretty sure there is some unwritten rule about food bloggers not declaring their favourite recipes, a bit like parents and children… But admit it you all you parents secretly have a favourite child.

Anyway the point being that salads are not about flaccid lettuce and tasteless tomatoes.

The devil is in detail as with all cooking.

Those little details add up to salads being anything other than boring.

So go ahead hunt down some smoked pork tenderloin and fill your boots, or bellies, what ever works for you!

This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much underused product, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey and perfect along side the honey and mustard dressing.
This wonderfully filling salad utilises a much underused product, smoked pork loin, wonderfully tender, smokey and perfect along side the honey and mustard dressing.
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Smoked Pork Loin Salad

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Modern European
Keyword Main Course Salad Recipes, Pork Tenderloin Recipes, Recipes for two, Simple Salad Ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 465 kcal
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 250 g Smoked Pork Loin Thinly sliced on an angle
  • 200 g Green Beans Topped and tailed
  • 150 g Cherry Tomatoes Cut in half
  • 50 g Radishes Finely sliced
  • 75 g Lambs Lettuce

For the Honey and Mustard Dressing:

  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 50 ml Rapeseed Oil
  • Salt and Pepper Taste

Instructions

  1. Begin by bringing a pan of salted water to the boil and heat a large nonstick frying pan over a medium high heat.

  2. Afterwards prepare the dressing by mixing together all of the ingredients and whisking adding salt and pepper to suit your tastes.

  3. Begin slicing the pork, tomatoes and radishes and topping and tailing your green beans.

  4. By now your frying pan should be hot so season the cut side of the tomatoes with salt and pepper and add cut side down to the pan and sear for 2 minutes.

  5. Drop the green beans in the salted water and boil for 3 minutes.

  6. Drain off your beans and whilst hot drizzle with some of the dressing.

  7. Now dress the lambs lettuce and build your salad and add a final drizzle of dressing when plated.

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2018-08-05T13:41:16+00:00

14 Comments

  1. Mimi April 29, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I love all of the ingredients in the salad, as well as in the dressing. So smart!

  2. Neha April 29, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    The salad looks so colorful and perfect for spring. Plus the smoked pork sounds delicious. Also did I mention it has all of my favorite spices and seasonings going on!

  3. Tara April 27, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I haven’t actually used smoked pork loin before. It does sound wonderful paired with this salad. So perfect for meat lovers!

  4. Danielle April 27, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Love love love this! I did not know anything about smoked pork loin. Now I feel the need to hunt it down and start using it. This sounds AWESOME! Plus, I need to start eating more salads because they can be super delicious (like this one)

  5. Carrie April 27, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I totally agree salads ain’t boring and definitely not this one, so many delicious flavors! This is the type of food I love to eat during summer.

    • Brian Jones April 27, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

      Same here, I guess that is why when I get to the end of summer I miss cooking 😮

  6. Veena Azmanov April 27, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Ohhh I can’t WAIT to try this! I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! Good idea! Looks very tasty! I am going to make this! This recipe really impresses! I really like! Thank you.

  7. Natalie April 27, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

    WOW this salad looks so colorful and delicious! Perfect for Springtime! I never tried smoked pork loin before but it looks like the kind of meat I’m gonna love!

    • Brian Jones April 27, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Natalie… It really is superb, I hope you can hunt some down.

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