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Southwestern Salad with Leftover Pork
with avocados / carrots / bell peppers

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

We're taking leftover pork from earlier in the week and giving it a totally new flavor profile in this Southwestern salad with carrots, avocados and Latin-spiced vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Latin-Spiced Vinaigrette:
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, sherry - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
Southwestern Salad with Leftover Pork:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine hearts - 2, chopped
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup, leaves torn
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Asian pork (leftover from Wed) - ~3 cups
  • Latin-Spiced Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 3 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Carrots - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make Latin-spiced vinaigrette - Combine honey, paprika and cumin. Whisk in sherry vinegar, mustard, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Jalapenos / Cilantro / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Toss leftover pork with half the vinaigrette (reserve the other half). Heat pork in a skillet with some oil or in the microwave.
  2. Assemble salads by topping lettuce with bell peppers, carrots, jalapenos, avocados and cilantro leaves. Toss with remaining half of vinaigrette until salads are dressed to your liking. Top with pork. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (57)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (18)

17 reviews

Substituted the mayo with avocado, because mayonnaise is just nasty and avocado is delicious. I can see adding this to my regular lunch menu.

By: Carolyn
Posted: May 16, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Great combo. We crisped the pork which was a fantastic decision.

By: Rita
Posted: Apr 27, 2017
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Fabulous. Had strawberries on the side.

By: Alyson
Posted: Apr 27, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Though our pork was a bit on the dry side, I made extra sriracha mayo and this was a winner!

By: Jamie
Posted: Apr 27, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used tempeh instead of tofu and baked fresh sandwich rolls from pre-made pizza dough. Pretty yummy!

By: Anna
Posted: Apr 25, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

So simple and so delicious. Made great leftovers for lunch too!

By: Jenna
Posted: Apr 25, 2017
Diet: Original
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