Mesquite Pork "Row" Salad

Row salads make a lovely presentation for a buffet table or for easy alfresco dining with guests. Instead of pork and asparagus, try using boneless chicken breast and thin green beans. Versatile canola oil does double-duty, on the grill and in the vinaigrette.

Mesquite Pork Row Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce/120g) lean boneless pork chops
  • 6 ounces asparagus spears, ends trimmed 170 g
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil 15 mL
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 10 mL
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 mL
  • 1 (4.5 ounce/128g) package shredded green leaf lettuce or 5 cups (1.25L) shredded romaine)
  • 2 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese 60 g
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 60 mL
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 30 mL
  • 2 tablespoons honey 30 mL
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 mL
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes 1 mL
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 mL

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush both sides of the pork and asparagus with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) canola oil. Sprinkle both sides of pork with paprika and cumin. Grill pork for 4 minutes, turn; add asparagus to the grill and cook for 4 minutes or until internal temperature of pork reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from heat and set aside to cool before cutting pork into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) cubes.
  3. Arrange lettuce on bottom of a platter, top with “rows” of pork, asparagus spears and cheese.
  4. Whisk together vinegar, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) canola oil, honey, salt and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Drizzle evenly over all and sprinkle with onions.

Yield: 4 servings; each serving 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) salad and 2 tablespoons (30 mL) dressing

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 350 Total Fat 17 g Saturated Fat 3.5 g Cholesterol 75 mg Carbohydrates 16 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 12 g Protein 32 g Sodium 530 mg Potassium 640 mg

Recipe and photo used with permission from: CanolaInfo

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support Recipegoldmine.com at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.




DON'T MISS Weekly Specials
from The Prepared Pantry!