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A plate of pork medallions topped with veggies and green sauce.

Pork Medallions with Scallions and Magic Green Sauce

  • Author: Cooking Light
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This simple, colorful, healthy meal comes together in a snap and is elegant enough for entertaining.


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  • 1 small jar capers
  • 1 cup packed chopped fresh cilantro (1 bunch)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 bunches green onions, divided
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 heirloom cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), halved


  1. Spoon 1 tablespoon caper brine and 2 tablespoons drained capers into the bowl of a mini food processor. Add cilantro, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1 tablespoon water. Chop green onions to measure 3 tablespoons. Add 3 tablespoons green onions to cilantro mixture; process until smooth.
  2. Cut remaining onions diagonally into 2-inch pieces. Cut 8 pieces lengthwise into slivers; set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork and 2-inch onion pieces; cover and cook 4 minutes. Turn pork over.
  4. Add tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Arrange pork mixture on a platter. Drizzle with sauce; sprinkle with slivered onions.


Recipe from Cooking Light August 2015


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 316
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 406.7 mg
  • Fat: 21.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 48 g
  • Cholesterol: 132.3 mg

Keywords: pork tenderloin, pork medallions, one pan meal

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