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10 Delicious Side Dishes to Complement Your Pork Loin Medallions

Pork loin medallions are a tender, juicy cut of pork that is perfect for quick and easy weeknight meals.

They are also a great way to enjoy a delicious pork dish without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

This post is all about side dishes for pork loin medallions.

We’ll be discussing some of our favorite sides to serve with this cut of pork, as well as some tips and tricks for making the most of this delicious meal.

1. Green beans almondine

If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful side dish to serve with pork loin medallions, look no further than green beans almondine.

This classic French dish is made with green beans, almonds, and a light butter sauce.

It’s a perfect match for the pork, and it’s also a healthy and delicious option for any meal.

To make green beans almondine, you’ll need to start with fresh green beans.

You can find these in the produce section of your local grocery store.

Make sure to pick through the beans and choose ones that are similar in size so they’ll cook evenly.

Once you have your beans, you’ll want to blanch them.

This means you’ll cook them briefly in boiling water, just until they’re tender but still have a bit of a crunch.

You’ll then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and to keep them bright green.

To make the almond sauce, you’ll simply combine butter, salt, and almonds.

You can use either sliced or slivered almonds, depending on your preference.

You’ll want to cook the almonds until they’re golden brown and toasted, which will add a rich, nutty flavor to the dish.

To serve, you’ll simply toss the green beans with the almond sauce and serve them alongside the pork.

2. Parmesan risotto

To balance the richness of the pork, I like to serve it with a light and creamy side, like this parmesan risotto.

It’s a simple dish that comes together quickly and is packed with flavor.

The parmesan adds a savory, nutty flavor, while the rice adds a touch of texture.

This is a great dish to make for a weeknight dinner, as it’s easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients.

3. Roasted fingerling potatoes

These crispy roasted fingerling potatoes make the perfect side dish to pork loin medallions.

They’re seasoned with a simple blend of garlic, rosemary, and thyme and roasted until golden brown.

The potatoes are tender on the inside with a crispy exterior, making them perfect for soaking up the delicious pan juices from the pork.

We love serving these roasted fingerling potatoes with pork, but they would also be a delicious side dish for chicken or fish.

They’re easy to make and always a hit with everyone at the table.

So, if you’re looking for a new side dish to try, give these roasted fingerling potatoes a try!.

4. Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a classic side dish but they are not limited to being a side dish.

These Stuffed Mushrooms With Pork & Garlic are a hearty and flavor-packed meal on their own.

Full of garlic and herbs, these pork-stuffed mushrooms are incredibly delicious.

A few important ingredients that you will need for this dish are pork tenderloin, baby bella mushrooms, butter, minced garlic, and dried parsley.

You will need to butterfly the pork tenderloin and then pound it out to get it ready for the stuffing.

You will use a mixture of the pork, mushrooms, and spices to stuff the mushroom caps and then they will be baked to perfection.

5. Grilled or sauteed asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious and healthy side dish for pork loin medallions.

It can be grilled or sauteed, and served with a variety of sauces or seasonings.

When choosing asparagus, look for spears that are bright green and firm.

If the spears are dull or limp, they are old and will not taste as good.

You can also tell how fresh the asparagus is by the thickness of the spears.

Thinner spears are usually more tender, while thicker spears can be tough and fibrous.

To grill asparagus, simply drizzle it with olive oil and season it with salt and pepper.

Then, place it on a hot grill and cook it for about 5 minutes, until it is tender but still has some bite.

You can also add other seasonings, such as garlic or lemon juice, for extra flavor.

To saute asparagus, heat a tablespoon of butter or oil in a pan over medium heat.

Add the asparagus and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is tender.

You can also add other ingredients, such as garlic or lemon juice, for extra flavor.

The Bottom Line

No matter which of these delectable side dishes you choose to serve with your pork, we’re sure they’ll be a hit at the dinner table.

So, don’t wait any longer to try them out yourself and see for yourself just how good they are.

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Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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