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Savory Pork Salad Recipe

Savory Pork Salad Recipe

Our Test Kitchen makes an easy-going meal in a bowl by tossing together healthful veggies, pork tenderloin, fresh herbs and spices with a warm soy dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 small sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook garlic and ginger in oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add pork; cook and stir until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, combine the brown sugar, basil, soy sauce, lime juice, water and oregano. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. In a salad bowl, combine the greens, tomatoes, onion, yellow pepper and pork. Drizzle with warm dressing and toss to coat; serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 229 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Reviews for Savory Pork Salad

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"This was a delicious dinner. I only used 6 oz. of pork, added carrot, sugar snap peas, red pepper and red onion, along with the tomato...I made a mistake and used the olive oil in the dressing instead of using it to brown the meat. I used a non-stick cooking spray to do that. Next time I will leave the olive oil out. This was perfect for a hot summer day."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.