• 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 6 leaves fresh sage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, torn
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, halved, pited, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Preparation:

1. Trim fat from pork. Cut pork crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place pork slices in a large bowl. Add lemon peel, sage, cumin, pepper and salt. Toss well to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

2. In a very large skillet cook pork, half at a time, in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is just slightly pink in center, turning once. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3. Place lettuce on a serving platter. Top with tomatoes, avocado, beans and green onions. Arrange pork slices over salad. Drizzle with some Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette; pass remaining vinaigrette.

 

Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Halve 1 red sweet pepper and 1 fresh jalapeno pepper lengthwise. Remove stems, seeds, and membranes. Place pepper halves, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until skin is blistered and charred. Bring foil up around peppers to enclose. Let stand about 15 minutes or until cool. Use a sharp knife to loosen edges of the skins; gently pull off the skin in strips and discard. Place peppers in a blender or food processor. Add 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

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