Cobb Salad with Maple Pork

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We took the flavors of maple bacon and applied them to pork tenderloin in this lightened-up version of a Cobb Salad. Sweet and caramelized juices from the meat mingle with a zippy Dijon dressing, blue cheese and cherry tomatoes, hitting all the flavor notes in this easy and satisfying weeknight meal done in under 30 minutes.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚ F. Rub the pork pieces with the steak seasoning. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning, until browned all over, 5 to 6 minutes. Brush with the maple syrup. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 140˚ F to 145˚ F, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest at least 10 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to the skillet to thin out the pan juices. Reserve the pan juices for serving.
  2. Meanwhile, put the eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside, covered, 10 minutes. Drain, then run under cold water to cool. Peel and chop the hard-boiled eggs. 
  3. Make the dressing: Whisk the mustard, vinegar and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a thin stream until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the lettuce among plates or shallow bowls. Thinly slice the pork and add to the plates; drizzle with the pan juices. Top the salads with the hard-boiled eggs, avocado, cherry tomatoes and blue cheese and drizzle with the dressing.

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