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Maple Balsamic Dressing

 Maple Balsamic Dressing
Sweet maple syrup and zesty balsamic vinegar lend bright flavors to tender grilled pork chops, a crisp summer salad and luscious red strawberries. Kim Sumrall from Aptos, California shares the recipe.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • FOR PORK CHOPS:
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • FOR SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • FOR STRAWBERRIES:
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled

Directions

  • In a blender, combine vinegar and syrup. While processing, gradually
  • add oil in a steady stream. Yield: 1 cup.
  • For pork chops: Pour 2/3 cup dressing into a large resealable plastic
  • bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least
  • 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium
  • heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear,
  • brushing with 3 tablespoons reserved dressing during the last 5
  • minutes. Drizzle remaining dressing over chops before serving.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
  • For salad: In a large bowl, toss greens with dressing. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
  • For strawberries: In a large bowl, toss berries with dressing. Chill

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Maple Balsamic Dressing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons dressing equals 303 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.