Greek-Style Pork Tenderloin with Braised Kale and Savory Sweet Potatoes

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By Sodexo Executive Chef Marc Gilberti of Ochsner Health System’s Cafe Zucchini

Makes 4 servings

Pork tenderloin

3 tsp white wine

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon rind, grated

½ tbsp lemon juice, fresh

1 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 lb trimmed pork tenderloin

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine all ingredients except for pork in a small mixing bowl, using a whisk.  Pour over pork tenderloin and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked.

Per serving (serves 4): 185 calories, 3 grams saturated fat, 0 carbs, 0 fiber, 0 sugar, 30 grams protein

Braised Kale

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 1/2 lbs cleaned and washed kale (cut into one-inch pieces)

1 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup water

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil, add garlic and onions, and sauté until translucent.  Add kale, salt, pepper and water and cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Per serving (serves 4): 40 calories, 0 saturated fat, 2 grams carbs, 0.5 grams fiber, 0 sugar, 1 gram protein

Savory Sweet Potatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

2 sweet potatoes (peeled and dice into one-inch pieces; blanched for one minute in boiling water)

1 diced medium onion

1 diced red bell pepper

1 diced green bell pepper

2 tsp dry basil

2 tsp dry oregano

2 tsp Kosher salt

2 tsp black pepper

In a medium sized skillet heat olive oil and add blanched sweet potatoes.  Sauté sweet potatoes for two minutes and then add onion, bell peppers, basil, oregano, salt and pepper, and sauté for another 3-4 minutes or until Sweet potatoes are fully cooked and onions and peppers are caramelized.

Per serving (serves 4): 75 calories, 0 saturated fat, 9 grams carbs, 2.5 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 2 grams protein

Nutrition facts for total plate, served with sweet potatoes topped with braised kale, then sliced pork tenderloin: 300 calories, 4 grams saturated fat, 11 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 33 grams protein