Looking for a healthy meal option guaranteed to impress even the most fussy eaters? If so then I have an answer for you and it can be made in about 30 minutes. It’s my recipe for glazed pork loin Asian Salad. 

What you will need: 

  • Pork loin (unflavored, fat trimmed)
  • Field green mix
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • 2 small oranges
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Hot sauce (Tapatio or Tabasco)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White wine vinegar

 

Start out with a large cast iron pan on medium heat. If you don’t have cast iron use a non stick skillet. You need to mix the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper together and rub the pork loin to cover. Sear the pork loin on all sides to get a nice caramelized surface on the meat. 

Remove from heat and set aside. When cooled, mix the brown sugar, minced garlic and some hot sauce and cover the top of the pork loin on a cookie sheet. Place in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. While cooking the pork, mince the cabbage, wash the field greens and julienne the carrots. In a bowl whisk the vinegar and some lime/lemon/orange juice with some of the olive oil until a nice vinaigrette is ready. Segment the other orange and add with the greens, cabbage and carrots.

Remove the pork from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and then cut on a bias. Toss dressing with the salad mixture and top with thin cut pork and enjoy. This recipe is low in fat and full of flavor. The sugar glaze on the pork ensures that everyone will love your meal!

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