Hot Pork and Pear Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
When pears are in season, think of this as a satisfying main dish salad. When it's not pear season, substitute canned pears.


  • 1 lb boneless pork chops, cut into strips
  • 2 pears (firm and ripe)
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens


  • Pare and core pears; cut into 12 slices. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet; gently sauté pears until they are tender but still hold their shape. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add oil to pan and stir-fry pork until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Remove pork from pan; add vinegar, sugar and salt to pan juices; cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Return pork and pears to pan with raisins, stir gently to heat through.
  • Put salad greens in a large salad bowl; spoon over pork mixture, toss. Garnish with walnuts.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Substitution Tip: You can use 3/4 pound leftover pork roast strips place of the pork chops.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 267
  Calories from Fat 108 (40%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(16%)Cholesterol 47mg
(14%)Sodium 340mg
(18%)Potassium 619mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 14g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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