Feeding my family is something I take pride in. I love the accomplishment of cooking and serving a delicious meal. However, as a busy mom, I need those meals to be quick and easy. Now that I’ve learned to use my charcoal grill, I also love cooking those meals out on the porch to keep the mess and heat outside.
With summer arriving and my children spending most evenings outside playing, it’s nice to grill out and be part of the action rather than stuck alone in the kitchen preparing dinner. I often serve those grilled meals right outside on our picnic table. No mess in the kitchen to clean up at all! And no dirty children at my kitchen table. Instead we play hard until dark, and then the kids go straight from outside play to bath and bed!
This week I made a delicious Peppercorn Cilantro Southwest Salad for dinner using Smithfield Peppercorn Garlic Tenderloin.
- Smithfield Peppercorn Garlic Tenderloin
- 2 whole ears of corn
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- dash of salt
- 2 limes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- your favorite salad ingredients- lettuce, colorful peppers, red onion, avocado, etc
For the Cilantro Lime Dressing grab a food processor or blender, dump in the following ingredients and blend together.
Add 1/4 a cup of olive oil. Now, blend or process the dressing.
Fill a large bowl with lettuce, onion, and colorful peppers. Slice the kernels off several ears of grilled corn, and top the salad with the corn. Finish with several slices of avocado.
I love that quick and easy doesn’t mean serving frozen dinners when I use my charcoal grill and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Since Smithfield® did all the work flavoring the pork to perfection, I just grill, then slice the pork into medallions to serve.
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