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Pork and Spinach Salad

 Pork and Spinach Salad
My family enjoys picnics anytime of year—especially in the spring. To get in the mood for warmer weather, I serve this hearty main-dish salad. You just can't beat a salad that tastes great and is good for you, too. —Marian Pratt Sequim, Washington
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup Italian or low-fat Italian dressing
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  • Line four plates with spinach leaves; set aside. In a large bowl,
  • combine the black-eyed peas, mushrooms, dressing, onions, celery,
  • pimientos and olives; set aside.
  • In a small skillet, saute pork in oil for 1 minute. Add garlic; saute
  • 1-2 minutes longer or until no longer pink. Remove from the heat;
  • add to black-eyed pea mixture and mix well.
  • Spoon mixture onto spinach-lined plates. Serve immediately. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with low-fat Italian dressing) equals 317 calories, 13 g fat (0 saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 758 mg sodium,

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Pork and Spinach Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 2 meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.