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Love Me Tenderloin Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

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Love Me Tenderloin Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe




  • 16 oz. beef tenderloin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 10 oz.-package mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 large red pear, cored, cut into 16 slices
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Honey Mustard Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar


  1. Season steaks with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot (should be too hot to hold hand over for five seconds). Place steaks in skillet; cook 7-9 minutes for medium rare to medium, turning occasionally.
  3. Do not turn steaks until the meat releases from the pan without tearing.
  4. While steak is cooking, whisk honey mustard dressing ingredients in small bowl until well blended.  
  5. Set aside.
  6. Divide greens evenly among four plates.
  7. Top evenly with pear slices and dried cranberries.
  8. Slice steak into thin slices.  
  9. Divide steak slices evenly over salads.
  10. Top each salad with 2 Tbsp. dressing. (There will be 4 Tbsp. dressing left for future use.)  

Serves: 4
Serving Size: 4 oz. beef with 1/4 of salad mixture and 2 Tbsp. of dressing
Nutrition Analysis*
Calories: 377         
Sodium: 95 mg           
Fat: 17 g         
Fiber: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g          
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Cholesterol: 97 mg            
Protein: 35 g                 

*includes 2 Tbsp. of dressing

Recipe provided by Kathy Duran-Thal, RDN, LD, Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.