Roasted Turkey Tenderloin with Smoked Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Turkey Tenderloin with Smoked Sweet Potato Salad

By October 7, 2013

  • Prep Time : 5 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 3-5



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In separate bowl mix dry ingredients such as garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, thyme and salt.  Stir mixture with a fork until all the ingredients are well combined and they form a seasoning.  This will be used as a rub to ensure the pork is well seasoned throughout.  Sprinkle the rub over the tenderloin with a dry hand, then rub the turkey with the seasoning over both sides of the meat, pressing gently so the seasoning adheres well to the tenderloin. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat.  Add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute.  Put tenderloin in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side using tongs to turn the meat. Transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let cool in a colander. Once the potatoes are cool, transfer to a large serving bowl and add the onion, red pepper, and green onions. In a separate bowl, add the mayonnaise, orange juice, smoked paprika, cumin and salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk to combine, pour over the potatoes and thoroughly mix. Let the tenderloin rest for 10 minutes after removing it from the oven, this will also let the potato salad flavors blend.  Chop basil and sprinkle over salad.  Slice meat and serve. Enjoy! Want to make this Weight Watchers friendly? Bake the sweet potatoes, red peppers and onion at 425 for 20-30 minutes (or until potatoes are soft) instead of making them into a salad. Simply spray with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with the paprika, cumin and salt and pepper. Once out of the oven sprinkle with the basil. Weight Watchers PointsPlus 3. The turkey tenderloin is WeightWatchers PointsPlus 3 per serving. That’s a delicious PointsPlus 6 meal!


This meal was a winner!  I used a recipe for a pork loin but used turkey instead.  I also substituted sweet potatoes in the salad.  The turkey was so juicy and the salad had this subtle smoked flavor from the paprika.  I was concerned the meal wouldn’t go over well with my four year old but she loved it so much she took the leftovers to preschool the next day!

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