Broccoli & Cheese Chopped Salad- topped with grilled pork tenderloin


This post brought to you by Sargento. The content and opinions expressed below are solely my own.

This is the second year that I have been able to represent Sargento® on this blog for their “Chopped at Home” campaign.   Let me tell you why I love this.

  1. After trying Sargento four state cheddar- I practically fell in love with this awesome cheddar mixture.  Sargento shredded cheeses are always from 100% real blocks of cheese.
  2.  I get to pretend that I am on the show, Chopped– which is what I watch almost every night after my kids have gone to bed.

I had to come up with a recipe- using my grill- and it had to include these 4 ingredients.

Sargetno’s Four State Cheddar 


Pork Tenderloin

Grape tomatoes

What would you have made with these four ingredients?   If you have a good idea, then submit your recipe to for the chance to win $5,000 and a trip to New York City to compete in a televised Chopped cooking challenge for a $10,000 grand prize.


I made this delightful Broccoli & Cheese Chopped Salad with my basket ingredients.  This Broccoli and Cheese made a great new combo for summer salads.   Plus, the perfectly cooked pork tenderloin on top was an added bonus.    I always cook my pork tenderloin off the heat when it reaches an internal temp of 145 degrees f.   After it rests, it usually reaches 150 degrees.  It is best not to overcook pork if you want it super moist.


Broccoli-Cheese Chopped Salad 


1 head of romain lettuce heart- chopped

1 head of broccoli- chopped

1 cup of cherry tomatoes- cut in half

1 cup of Sargento – four state cheddar

1 .5 lb pork tenderloin



1/3 cup of Italian salad dressing- or your salad dressing of choice

Method:  Cook your pork tenderloin first.   Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper and grill, until the internal temperature reaches 145 -150 degrees f.  Remove the tenderloin from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.    Prepare the salad.  Chop lettuce, broccoli and tomatoes.  Arrange the vegetables on a platter.  Top with Sargento Four State Cheddar Cheese, followed by the cut up pork tenderloin.   Drizzle with Italian dressing and serve.

This recipe was super fun to make!  Plus, it turned out delicious!   Remember to enter the Chopped at Home Challenge! 

What would you have made with these basket ingredients?

BroccoliCheddar Chopped Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento. The opinions and text are all mine.


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