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Ginger Pork Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
When lettuce, pork, and ginger collide, this salad is the zesty outcome. It's a combination that was destined to be together.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork cutlets, about 1/2-inch thick
  • Marinade1/4 cup orange-passion juice
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbs ginger root, peeled and grated fresh
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • Salad1 16 oz bags iceberg lettuce salad mix
  • 1 10 oz bag hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 1 15 oz can mandarin oranges
  • 1/3 cup sweetened cherries, dried
  • 1/3 cup almonds, honey-roasted flavored or toasted almonds, sliced
  • 1 Tbs cilantro leaves, stemmed and finely chopped fresh, (optional)
  • Dressing1/3 cup orange-passion juice
  • 2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs canola oil
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced or finely grated

Directions

  • Place pork in a resealable plastic bag; set aside. In small bowl, stir together marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
  • When ready to cook; place pork cutlets on preheated medium-hot grill. Cook on grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F. Place grilled pork on cutting board; cut into strips and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place iceberg and romaine lettuce, oranges, cherries, almonds and cilantro in large bowl; toss to combine and set aside. Stir together dressing ingredients; when ready to serve, pour over lettuce mixture. Toss to coat.
  • Divide mixture onto 4 dinner plates. Arrange grilled pork strips over top. Garnish with more almonds, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Cooking Tip: For marinated pork chops, put pork in a self-sealing bag with marinade in the refrigerator first thing in the morning. By suppertime, pork chops can be removed from marinade and ready to grill.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 188 (41%)
(35%)Total Fat 23g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(19%)Sodium 452mg
(40%)Potassium 1415mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
(27%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 31g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* 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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