Tenderloin, Cranberry And Pear Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Tenderloin, Cranberry And Pear Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Courtney Every

The addition of fresh pears to this wonderful salad adds quite a bit of fiber to each serving.


Yield: 4 servings.

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 package (5 ounces) mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Season beef steaks with 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 7 to 9 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile whisk Honey Mustard Dressing ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Divide greens evenly among 4 plates. Top evenly with pear wedges and dried cranberries.
  3. Carve steaks into thin slices; season with salt as desired. Divide steak slices evenly over salads. Top each salad evenly with dressing, pecans and goat cheese, if desired.

Courtesy of The Beef Council

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

  • 321 calories
  • 14 g fat
  • 3 g saturated fat
  • 26 g protein
  • 67 mg cholesterol
  • 434 mg sodium
  • 21 g carbohydrate
  • 3.3 g fiber

Additional Nutrition Information

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. This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc, and a good source of fiber and iron.