Quick-cooking and easy to work with, lean cuts of pork can work in all sorts of dishes.
Pork Tenderloin Salad and Grilled Nectarines
For a fast, weeknight, summertime dinner, let the grill do all the heavy lifting. This is an easy dish to prepare and you don't have to clean a lot of pots and pans after cooking. Grilling heightens the sweetness and flavor of the nectarines in this salad and pairs well with the savory flavors of the pork. Peaches are a perfect substitute if you prefer or if nectarines aren't available. Choose firm, ripe fruit. This dish is great served immediately or you can make it ahead and serve at room temperature. The pork in this dish gets an added dimension from maple syrup. If you want a bigger maple presence, you don't need to add extra syrup: Choose Grade B, which is a darker, thicker syrup with robust maple flavor. Need some options for easy, grilled sides to accompany this dish? Try grilled sweet potato wedges (sprinkle with a little cumin and ground red pepper for a kick); grilled corn on the cob; or toast long, thin slices of whole-wheat baguette rubbed with garlic to stand in as a large crispy bruschetta.