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Pork Loin with Cherry Vinaigrette

A peppy cherry dressing is a natural pairing for Pork.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 15 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    •    1 1½-pound pork tenderloin
    •    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •    2 cups quartered pitted sweet or sour cherries
    •    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    •    1 tablespoon olive oil
    •    1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
    •    1 bunch watercress, tough stems removed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat oil in a medium skillet over high. Season pork with salt and pepper; cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 10–12 minutes.
  2. Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet; roast in oven for 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toss cherries, vinegar, oil, and mustard in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Slice pork and serve with watercress and vinaigrette.

This great family recipe is thanks to Bonappetit at


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