Pork Tenderloin With Jewelled Quinoa Pilaf

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  • Season pork with 1/2 tsp lemon pepper and 1/2 tsp salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown pork on all sides for 4 minutes or until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium and saute the onion and apple 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add quinoa, stirring 1 minute to toast.
  • Add broth, carrots, cranberries, and remaining salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place pork over top and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 15 minutes until pork is ready, quinoa is tender, and liquid is almost absorbed.
  • Remove pork to rest, and let quinoa sit for 2 minutes.
  • Stir walnuts and feta cheese into quinoa mixture. Thinly slice pork and serve.

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  1. tajlsnider
    We didn't like this at all. The quinoa mixture sounded good, but it was not appealing to look at and was pretty bland. My husband wouldn't even eat the pork tenderloin and he loves meat.
  2. Jade 3
    This was good...very different with the sweetness, but not overly sweet since the cranberries and apples are both tarty. Great recipe when you want healthy.
  3. JillyC
    This recipe is amazing! So many different flavors and they all go so well together. Will definitely make again!
  4. hothat
    I made this for my very picky family last week. My 8 year old daughter that eats no meat loved the cranberry-apple quinoa. My 11 year old son liked the carrots and feta. I liked it all ... tasted great and I especially the one pot to clean!


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