Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad Recipe

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Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad

Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad history: Insalata Caprese or Caprese salad is famous in Italy. You will find it on virtually every menu in Italy. The salad first gained recognition on the Isle of Capri in the 1950s. The recipe usually calls for arugula, oregano, olive oil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Our recipe also contains low-fat Greek yogurt and basil pesto.

Caprese salad is one of the true classics of Italy. It is quick and easy to prepare while taking away from the usual green salad with a simple dressing. Japanese research has found that tomatoes help with many health issues. The compounds in tomatoes help protect you from some forms of cardiovascular disease.

Some restaurants and users vary the ingredients with a good Italian dressing or Pesto dressing to substitute for the olive oil. Others choose Baslmic vinegar as a substitute. Others may still use other varieties of greens such as romaine lettuce or Rucola along with black and green olives.

Our version of the crusted pork is made with french-fried onion rings and Dijon mustard. We love the crunch flavor we get with the covering. We hope you enjoy our recipe for Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad.

Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad

Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad

Crusted Pork & Creamy Caprese Salad history: Insalata Caprese or Caprese salad is famous in Italy. You will find it on virtually every menu in Italy. The salad first gained recognition on the Isle of Capri in the 1950s. The recipe usually calls for arugula, oregano, olive oil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Our recipe also contains low-fat Greek yogurt and basil pesto.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 849kcal
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Microwave Bowl

Ingredients

Creamy Caprese Salad

  • 8 Ounces Cheese Fresh Mozzarella Cubed
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes Coarsely Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt Low-fat
  • 1/4 Cup Pesto Sauce

Dijon Onion Crusted Pork

  • 1 Tbs Canola Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Onions French Fried
  • 1 Large Zip Lock Bag
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs Panko
  • 1 Pound Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 Tbs Mustard Dijon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt Kosher
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper Fresh Ground
  • 1 Ounce Cheese Shredded White Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Alfredo Sauce Garlic
  • 1 6 Ounce Steak Sauce Mushroom

Instructions

Creamy Caprese Salad

  • Cut mozzarella into bite-size pieces. Chop tomatoes.
  • Combine yogurt and pesto sauce in a medium bowl until blended.
  • Fold in cheese and tomatoes until evenly coated. Serve.

Dijon Onion Crusted Pork

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat baking sheet with oil. Place fried onions in bag and crush; add panko. Cut pork into 1-inch-thick slices; coat pork evenly with mustard, salt, and pepper (wash hands). Place pork in the bag; shake to coat, then press with fingertips to coat pork evenly. Arrange pork on baking sheet; bake 10 minutes.
  • Turn pork pieces over; cook 6–7 more minutes or until pork is 145°F. Meanwhile, shred cheese (1/3 cup).
  • Combine Alfredo sauce, mushroom sauce, and cheese in microwave-safe bowl and cover; microwave on HIGH 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cheese melts and sauce is hot. Serve sauce with pork.

Notes

Complete your meal with zucchini, French bread, and cookies and cream pie for dessert.
Combine cooked gnocchi (potato dumplings) with remaining creamy mushroom sauce for a quick side dish.
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Nutrition

Calories: 849kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1479IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 561mg | Iron: 3mg

This recipe was adapted from Publix

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