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February 27, 2015

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad ~ Hearty, filling Asian Pork Loin & Pineapple Salad which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad will quickly become a family favorite. This is just one of those meals which everyone seems to love.

To start off, I am a huge salad eater, love all kinds and types and I am always open to trying out new salads either at a restaurant or making them myself at home.

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad ~ Hearty, filling Asian Pork Loin & Pineapple Salad which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner

My family would most definitely not see a salad without any kind of meat, chicken or seafood as a complete meal - whether it is for lunch or dinner, there has to be meat in it !

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad ~ Hearty, filling Asian Pork Loin & Pineapple Salad which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner

One of my favorite meats to use in a salad {besides Chicken} is Pork Tenderloin. The Pork always, but always turn out tender and juicy, no matter how one cooks it. I have to say that I am one of those people who can really mess up a great cut of meat, but I have never been let down by cooking Pork Tenderloin.

You can serve the Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad any way you wish, either by arranging the ingredients as I did, or you can toss the whole lot together and serve it that way.  If you prefer the latter, cut the Pork into smaller bite sized pieces.

A Small tip - add more Salad Leaves to a salad {any salad} on a hot day, as Salad Leaves are said to be a natural body coolant - works for me, but that might just be because I want to believe it, especially during a heatwave !

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad


Marinade :

2 TB Hoisin Sauce
2 TB Soy Sauce
1 TB Honey
1 Small Red Onion, finely chopped
1 cup Pineapple Juice

Salad :

500g Pork Tenderloin
2 TB Olive Oil
1 Pineapple, peeled, cut into wedges or cubes
2 Handfuls Asian Mix Salad Leaves
2 - 3 Fresh Sprigs Parsley
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
2 TB Peanuts, salted and roasted
2 TB Coconut Flakes {toasted or not}

Dressing :

1 1/2 Limes, juice only
2 TB Sesame Oil
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


1.) Whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade - place the Pork in a marinade bowl - pour over the marinade, cover and let stand 30 minutes, turning over halfway.
2.)  Heat the Oil in a griddle pan - remove the Pork from the marinade {retain the marinade} - quickly sear all sides of the Pork over high heat - reduce heat and pour over the retained marinade - leave to simmer until the pork is done and the pan juices have reduced to a sticky glaze - remove the Pork and let cool completely before slicing.
3.) Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing - add to the retained pan juices - simmer a minute or two, remove and let cool.
4.) Place the Salad Leaves on a large serving plate - arrange the Pineapple on one side - sliced Pork in the center and scatter the remaining salad ingredients over the Pineapple and the open Salad Leaves.

Serve drizzled with the pan juice/dressing mix and serve.

Asian Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Salad ~ Hearty, filling Asian Pork Loin & Pineapple Salad which is perfect for lunch or a light dinner



  1. Such a great flavor combination; why haven't I thought of this?! Thanks for sharing, I love this idea!

  2. What a fun and flavorful dish Linda! Love the combination of flavors you chose!

  3. Asian Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salad looks and sounds amazing. This will be on my menu soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Sounds yummy Linda :) looks amazing too...

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  5. Looks so flavorful! Love the peanuts in this salad. Visiting from Marvelous Monday :)

  6. I would be more than happy to be tucking into this salad....looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  7. This salad sounds amazing! I love the idea of the Asian flavors with pork and pineapple. I can't wait to try it. Stopping by from Smart Party Planning Monday link up.

  8. This will come in handy too soon - it's already starting to get warm here in Phoenix! I love a good salad in the Summer!!

  9. Linda, this does look delish. That pork tenderloin really looks moist and tender! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle. Can't wait to see you next week!

  10. After you sear the pork and put the glaze on, how long approximately do you cook it?
    Can't wait to give this a try. Sounds terrific and I've never done a pork tenderloin.
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Lexy, pork tenderloin cooks very quickly, I'd say between 12 - 15 minutes of simmering, turning the meat once and it would be done - it should have a light brown color with clear juices when you slice the tenderloin.

  11. I'm loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

  12. What a delicious salad, Linda! I agree, pork tenderloin is a really reliable cut of meat and rarely lets me down. Love what you have done with it here! Pinning :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party!


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