Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Total preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes
4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (4 ounces each)
½ tsp coarse grind black pepper
1 package (5 oz.) mixed baby salad greens
1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)
Honey Mustard Dressing:
½ cup prepared honey mustard
2 to 3 Tbsp water
1 ½ tsp olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
¼ tsp coarse grind black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Makes 4 servings.
Cook’s Tip: To toast pecans, spread in single layer on metal baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Set aside to cool.
Nutrition information per serving: 321 calories; 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 434 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrate; 3.3 g fiber; 26 g protein; 7.6 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 30.0 mcg selenium; 5.1 mg zinc.
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