10 Best Side Dishes for Pork Tenderloin
We like to think pork tenderloin could be as popular as chicken if everyone would just give it a chance. One reason is that the two proteins are just about tied when it comes to the number of side dishes we'd serve with them. Not that we're keeping score or anything. Just count these sides among the best to serve with this underdog of a main.
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Just 15 to 20 minutes in the oven turns fingerlings soft and their garlic-parmesan topping crisp.
Raw Brussels sprouts resemble shredded cabbage in texture and taste. Gala apples, sliced almonds, raw sunflower seeds, and raw pumpkin seeds amp up the crunch.
WATCH: Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad
Bread crumbs tossed with rosemary, thyme, Gruyere and Cheddar top this rich side. See how it's done here.
This salad of peppery arugula and ripe figs would wake up pork loin leftovers. (As if this balsamic-roasted tenderloin needed more zing. But still.)
"This nutty farro salad is loaded with roasted butternut squash, cranberries, and toasted pecans, all topped with a tangy blood orange vinaigrette. It pairs perfectly with roasted chicken or pork," says recipe creator France C.
Consider this simple cauliflower a side-dish chameleon. Adding spices and herbs will transform the dish in an instant, but it doesn't even need it.
"Sometimes simple is best, and that is the case here. So very simple to make, the uncooked peas pop in your mouth, and it's loaded with fresh flavor." — lutzflcat
Serve this juicy salad with grilled pork tenderloin (thanks for the idea, Gourmet43) and meet the meal you'll return to all summer.
Lean pork tenderloin feels a little more indulgent when sharing a plate with this buttery, bacon-y side.