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Pork loin with cilantro pesto and roasted vegetables

45 minutes to 1 hour Cook time 40 minutes Prep time 6 servings



In The Oven

  1. Place the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 220 °C (425 °F).
  2. In a food processor, coarsely chop pine nuts, garlic and cilantro. Add Parmesan and half of the oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, coat carrots and beets with remaining oil and cumin seeds. Generously season with salt and pepper. Spread vegetables on a baking sheet and bake in the oven while pork is being prepared.
  4. Place pork loin on a work surface. Use a long knife with a narrow blade to cut loin in half horizontally along its length, without cutting completely through. Open it like a book. Cut each half again the same way, cutting from the centre to the outside without going all the way through. Open outward to obtain a large meat surface, then flatten with a thick, heavy pan. Spread pesto on meat, roll up and tie with butcher’s twine. Place rolls in a baking dish.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 150 °C (300 °F). Check vegetables for doneness and keep warm if tender and roasted; otherwise continue cooking with the pork. Bake loin in the oven for 45–60 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in loin reads 60 °C (140 °F) for medium rare. Remove pork loin from oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let stand for 15 minutes. Slice and serve with roasted vegetables.

Nutritional value (per serving)

  • 362 calories
  • 34 g of protein
  • 20 g of fat
  • 12 g of carbohydrates
  • 3 g of fibre
  • 6 g of sugar
  • 246 mg of sodium
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