Ginger Pork Salad
When lettuce, pork, and ginger collide, this salad is the zesty outcome. It's a combination that was destined to be together.
- 4 boneless pork cutlets, about 1/2-inch thick
- Marinade1/4 cup orange-passion juice
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 Tbs ginger root, peeled and grated fresh
- 1 Tbs sesame oil
- Salad1 16 oz bags iceberg lettuce salad mix
- 1 10 oz bag hearts of romaine lettuce
- 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges
- 1/3 cup sweetened cherries, dried
- 1/3 cup almonds, honey-roasted flavored or toasted almonds, sliced
- 1 Tbs cilantro leaves, stemmed and finely chopped fresh, (optional)
- Dressing1/3 cup orange-passion juice
- 2 Tbs rice vinegar
- 1 Tbs canola oil
- 1 Tbs sesame oil
- 1 Tbs brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp ginger, minced or finely grated
- Place pork in a resealable plastic bag; set aside. In small bowl, stir together marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
- When ready to cook; place pork cutlets on preheated medium-hot grill. Cook on grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F. Place grilled pork on cutting board; cut into strips and set aside.
- Meanwhile, place iceberg and romaine lettuce, oranges, cherries, almonds and cilantro in large bowl; toss to combine and set aside. Stir together dressing ingredients; when ready to serve, pour over lettuce mixture. Toss to coat.
- Divide mixture onto 4 dinner plates. Arrange grilled pork strips over top. Garnish with more almonds, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Cooking Tip: For marinated pork chops, put pork in a self-sealing bag with marinade in the refrigerator first thing in the morning. By suppertime, pork chops can be removed from marinade and ready to grill.
Calories from Fat 188 (41%)
(35%)Total Fat 23g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Total Carbohydrate 47g
(27%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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