Brazilian Pork Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette
With a base of leafy green kale, the mild flavor of this pretty, nutritious salad contrasts nicely with the citrus and pineapple.
- 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
- 1 medium bunch kale
- 2 tsp ground coriander, divided
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/3 cup tangerine juice
- 1 tsp red pepper, flakes
- 1 1/4 cups pineapple, fresh slices, cubed, divided
- 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh, snipped, divided
- 4 tangerines, peeled and sectioned or 2 navel oranges
- Stack kale leaves and roll up tightly; slice crosswise into very thin strips; place in serving bowl. Add drained black beans.
- Season pork strips with 1 teaspoon coriander, salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large non-stick skillet over high heat. Stir-fry pork strips until they are golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Place pork strips in serving bowl with black beans and kale.
- In blender, combine citrus juices, remaining tablespoon olive oil, red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup pineapple cubes, remaining 1 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 cup cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth.
- Add tangerine sections and remaining pineapple cubes to salad bowl. Toss salad with dressing. Garnish with remaining cilantro and toasted coconut.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Substitution Tip: Canned pineapple rings in natural juices, cut into cubes, may be substituted for fresh pineapple.
Cooking Tip: To toast coconut, spread on shallow cookie sheet and toast in 325 F. oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to toast evenly.
Calories from Fat 83 (24%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(35%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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