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Pork Tenderloin with Steamed Kale Recipe
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Pork Tenderloin with Steamed Kale

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"This is one of my favorite meals: pork tenderloin medallions atop crisp steamed greens, drizzled with a robust olive oil and lime juice dressing. It is wonderful served with brown rice on the side and the white or blush wine of your choice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl , whisk olive oil with lime juice. Season with cilantro, garlic salt, and peppercorns.
  2. Brush the pork tenderloin with three tablespoons of the lime dressing. Wrap in aluminum foil, and place on in a large baking dish. Roast in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.
  3. While the tenderloin is cooking, place kale in a steamer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Slice the pork tenderloin into 1 1/2 inch thick slices. Serve on top of the kale. Whisk the remaining dressing, and drizzle over pork and kale.
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  • The full amount of the marinade/dressing was used in the nutrition calculation.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2008

First, about the fat content-the calculation was based on 4 srvgs. When I read the nutrition info I was shocked and then did a little investigation. This is enough pork to feed 6 generously. One cup of olive oil has about 225 grams of fat! So if you use all of the dressing and serve four, the fat and calories ARE correct. That being said, no need to dump all the dressing on, DRIZZLE it as suggested and reduce the fat and calories by a HUGE amount to about 22 grms fat per serving if you use just half the dressing. Second, this is absolutely delicious, so fresh tasting. Thanks for posting, I have never used kale before and am glad to have found this recipe! And most of the fat is the heart healthy kind anyway!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2006

I cook lowfat so I only put about 1/3 c of olive oil in the dressing. I was only cooking for two so instead of the tenderloin I used a boneless loin chop. The chop was only okay, but the kale was very tasty. Next time I think I will broil the chop with the marinade.


32 Ratings

Jan 31, 2008

The best pork tenderlion I've made thus far. This recipe is great, because I've been trying to eat kale twice a week because its one of the healthiest vegetables. I subsctituted garlic salt for about three cloves of fresh garlic and I used fresh cilantro. I also zested one of the limes. I whirled everything in the cuisinart. I also seared the tenderloin before I put it in the oven. AWESOME! SO TENDER AND TASTY. And for those who don't like cilantro, the lime kills the bitter cilantro taste.

Apr 07, 2008

This looks like a wonderful meal. I do have a question for Margaret before I prepare it as I try to eat helthy. It doesn't seem possible that one serving would have 722 calories and 61g of fat. Is this an error? Thanks

May 02, 2008

Fantastic!! I made 2 changes: 1st -Grilled the pork outside. 2nd - Used only 3 tsp EVOO and replaced the difference with fresh squeezed OJ. Fantastic and MUCH healthier than written. Thanks so much for the recipe!!

Sep 27, 2007

I didn't make the tenderloin, but I used the sauce with the kale, and I thought it was really wonderful. The dressing was wonderfully savory and really complemented the meal.

Feb 03, 2007

My family loved this dish! The dressing was yummy! I used fresh minced garlic instead of garlic salt and used a hand blender to mix the dressing. I had enough left to use as a salad dressing! Yummy!

Aug 28, 2006

I loved this meal. I rarely make a recipe that I don't think requires changes, but this was one...and my husband loved it too.


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  • Calories
  • 695 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 58.9 g
  • 91%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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