Pork Tenderloin Salad for #Backtoschoolweek

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Pork Tenderloin Salad - ready in 30 minutes #backtoschoolweek heathersfrenchpress.com


It’s  Back to School Week

{actually we were back in school last week}

BUT…in blogland it’s this week 🙂 and I am SO happy to be one of the MANY bloggers participating.





One of the major changes for our family once school starts is our dinner routine.  During the summer, we tend to eat a bit later, we typically eat outside, and meals are much more relaxed.

Once school starts, we simply need to get more done and in a hurry. Dinners cannot last until 9 or 10 pm.

{you do NOT want a teen/ pre-teen overtired in the morning…trust me} 

That doesn’t mean you can’t have a great meal.

This pork tenderloin salad {adapted from a Cooking Light recipe} is fast and delicious, and ready in  30 minutes.


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Pork Tenderloin Salad for #Backtoschoolweek


  • 1- 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 cups of salad greens
  • 2 large peaches {pitted and sliced}
  • 1/2 red onion {sliced in rounds}
  • 8 oz burrata { cut in 8 pieces}
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic {minced}
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • heat grill to med-high
  • season the pork with salt and pepper
  • grill 15 minutes {or until desired doneness} turn at half way point in grilling
  • cover and let rest before slicing
  • add onions to grill {cook until they begin to char and soften about 7 minutes}
  • while the meat and onion are cooking, make the dressing...
  • combine the oil, vinegar, syrup and garlic - whisk together
  • divide the salad greens among 4 plates
  • top each with peaches and burrata
  • add the grilled onions and pork and vinaigrette


We all LOVED this meal, I loved that it was fast, and the kids got everything they needed to get done, done on time.


I hope you enjoy ALL of the terrific 30 minute meals from Back to School Week.


Pork tenderloin salad with peaches #backtoschoolweek heathersfrenchpress.com


To wrap up #BacktoSchoolWeek, Kelley Miss Information and Rachel {I Love} my Disorganized Life will be hosting a PinchatLive event. 
Here’s how it works:
  1. Go to the #BacktoSchoolWeek pin board on Pinterest here. It will be full of fun Pin graphics with questions about back to school. You can re-pin the questions, answer questions in the comment section of the pins and pin crafts/recipes to the board as answers to questions {only the comments on the question pins count as entries to the PinChatLive giveaway} How fun is that?!? {**Only ONE comment per question pin per person, please. Pinterest views multiple comments from the same person on the same pin to be spam}
  2. Go to the YouTube video that will be happening during the PinChatLive from 6-7 pm EST Sunday Aug 25th. We’ll be chatting about back to school and doing a play-by-play of the pinning.You’ll be able to see and hear the hosts of #BacktoSchoolWeek and some of the participating bloggers! Comments on the video count as PinChatLive giveaway entries!
  3. You’ll be able to watch/listen to the YouTube video while you see the PinChat unfold on Pinterest. Cool, right? 
And what’s a PinChatLive event without giveaways? Here’s what you could score:
1)  One PinChat winner will receive a set of Keycals from Kidecals. It’s the fun way to organize with these stickers, labels and decals. Follow on Facebook & Twitter
2) One PinChat winner will receive a $50 Mooney Family Story gift box from Mooney FarmsTheir signature box is filled with some of their most premium items including; Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes in olive oil & herbs, julienne cut in olive oil & herbs, sun dried tomato pesto, sun dried tomato risotto blend, Tomato Artichoke Pasta sauce, Sun Dried Tomato Julienne Cut, Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil and imported Italian Pasta. Follow on Facebook & Twitter

3) One PinChat winner will receive a Kizmos prize pack consisting of a colander, basting spoon, turner, bottle opener, scrubbie, peeler, spatula, pizza wheel, set of magnets, and a set of crazy straws {follow on Facebook and Twitter} 4) One PinChat winner will receive a Mini Cooler and a Personal Cooler from PackIt. PackIt keeps its contents cooler longer – up to 10 hours in fact – and it eliminates completely the need for ice or gel packs. Follow on Facebook & Twitter

5) One PinChat winner will receive a set of two Mighty Handles. Mighty Handle is the easiest way to carry more grocery bags across a parking lot, walking in a neighborhood, up a flight of stairs or from your car into the house. The patent pending handle and anchor design system distributes weight evenly allowing you to carry up to 50 lbs of bags in one hand. Follow on Facebook & Twitter
Hope you can join us, it’s going to be a Pin-tastic time!
And don’t forget to enter the HUGE #BacktoSchoolWeek giveaway