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Brazilian Pork Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 30 min.
With a base of leafy green kale, the mild flavor of this pretty, nutritious salad contrasts nicely with the citrus and pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 345
  Calories from Fat 83 (24%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(7%)Sodium 175mg
(29%)Potassium 1029mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
(35%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(64%)Protein 32g
* 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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