Warm Pork and Spinach Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 15 min.
A main dish salad with a variety of textures and flavors, this recipe will become a family favorite.


  • 1 lb pork loin, boneless, cut into thin strips
  • 1 lb fresh spinach, coarsely shredded
  • 3 cups watercress sprigs
  • 1 cups celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green grapes, seedless
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 large Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 Tbs dry white wine
  • 2 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs sesame seed, toasted


  • In small saucepan, combine Italian dressing, wine, mustard, and brown sugar; heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly; set aside.
  • Spray nonstick skillet with vegetable spray; stir-fry pork strips until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In large serving bowl toss together pork, spinach, watercress, celery, grapes, green onion, water chestnuts and apple. Pour half of reserved dressing over salad; toss, garnish with sesame seed. Serve with remaining dressing and warm dinner rolls.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 380
  Calories from Fat 95 (25%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(26%)Cholesterol 77mg
(13%)Sodium 305mg
(45%)Potassium 1573mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 28g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 30g
* 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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