Blackened Pork Caesar Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
When I cook, the goal is to have enough leftovers for lunch the next day. This Caesar with pork has fantastic flavor even when the meat is chilled. —Penny Hedges, Dewdney, British Columbia
Blackened Pork Caesar Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon blackened seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • Optional: Salad croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. For dressing, in a small bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients until blended.
  2. Toss pork with blackened seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  3. To serve, place romaine in a large bowl; add dressing and toss to coat. Top with pork and, if desired, croutons and cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2-1/2 cups: 458 calories, 31g fat (5g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.