Pork Tenderloin Spinach Salad with some heat! Incredible!

Time to get back on the healthy track and what a fantastic recipe I found at COOKING LIGHT! Where would I be without this magazine? I don’t normally cook pork tenderloin but after trying this, I”m looking for more recipes as this is one of my Cooking Light favorites.  I roasted my bellpeppers it is the only change I made to this recipe but that’s just a taste preference for me.   Don’t change any ingredient it all works out so nicely!  If you want some added heat just drizzle little bit of Sirracha ontop of your dish at the end.  🙂  I couldn’t wait to post this as we had it for dinner tonight!   I used a grill pan to cook my meat and I cut my meat thin so I can cook it really fast.  Loved the thin slices, made it eating with the salad easy. 🙂 Enjoy!  Click on the picture for a tastier view. 😉

pork tenderloin


  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips $
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sesame ginger dressing (such as Newman’s Own)


  1. 1. Cut pork crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; flatten each slice slightly with hand. Combine pork and Sriracha in a bowl, tossing to coat. Add sugar, garlic powder, and salt; toss well.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork mixture to pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  3. 3. Combine spinach, cabbage, and bell pepper in a large bowl. Add sesame ginger dressing; toss well. Arrange 1 1/2 cups spinach mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls; top each serving with 3 ounces pork.

Alyson Haynes, Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 202
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.7g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Calcium: 56mg

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