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Gingered Pork and Melon Salad



Jun 13th, 2014

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Gingered Pork and Melon Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 20 min.
Pork poached in ginger and orange juice is the center of this summer dinner salad featuring fruit flavors.


  • 1 lb boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs ginger, grated
  • 2 cups melon balls, cantaloupes, watermelon, honeydew or a mixture
  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 Tbs Grand Marnier, or other orange liqueur
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup peach yogurt


  • In medium saucepan combine orange juice and ginger; bring to a simmer and add pork cubes. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until pork is cooked. Remove pork and remaining liquid to bowl, refrigerate uncovered to cool slightly, about 5-10 minutes.
  • In medium bowl gently toss together melon, papaya, Grand Marnier, pork cubes and cooking liquid. On each of four plates place 1 1/2 cups salad greens. Serve equal portions pork-melon mixture atop greens, topped with 2 tablespoons yogurt.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 315
  Calories from Fat 38 (12%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(25%)Cholesterol 75mg
(4%)Sodium 86mg
(36%)Potassium 1262mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 27g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* 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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