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Categories: Main courses, Salads

Pork and Asian Pear Salad

Pork and Asian Pear Salad

Asian pears look like yellow-green or russet-colored apples. They have the same firm juiciness as apples, but their texture reminds me more of jicama. I like their crunch and their light, sweet flavor. Both qualities work well in this salad. ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound cooked pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Asian pears, quartered, peeled, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Arugula leaves

Step 1Combine sesame oil, ginger, rice vinegar, lime juice, sugar, garlic and salt in small bowl.

Step 2Toss together pork and pears in bowl. Add dressing and lightly toss until ingredients are coated.

Step 3Gently stir in cilantro and pomegranate seeds. Line platter with arugula leaves and spoon salad onto leaves.

Each serving:
323 calories; 790 mg sodium; 89 mg cholesterol; 9 grams fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 33 grams protein; 2.39 grams fiber.
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