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Pork and Pecan Salad with Honey-Balsamic Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
With strawberries available all year, this salad can be enjoyed any time---but it's best at a summer celebration supper.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, torn (Boston or Bibb lettuce)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Directions

  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chops with salt and pepper and brush with a little oil. Cook, turning to brown evenly, until just done, 8-10 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 F. Remove chops from skillet and keep warm. Add any remaining oil to skillet and quickly saute garlic until tender, 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add honey and vinegar, cook and stir one minute or until heated through.
  • In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, strawberries, celery and vinegar mixture. Divide lettuce mixture among individual plates. Slice pork chops, spread evenly over salads. Garnish with pecans.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 300
  Calories from Fat 116 (39%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(17%)Cholesterol 51mg
(8%)Sodium 190mg
(19%)Potassium 681mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 20g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 22g
* 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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