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Warm Pork and Spinach Salad

Warm Pork and Spinach SaladA main dish salad with a variety of textures and flavors, this will become a family favorite. Warm dinner rolls complete this meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
1 pound fresh spinach, coarsely shredded
3 cups watercress sprigs
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup seedless green grapes
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 large Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
1 cup Italian dressing
2 tablespoons dry white wine
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan, combine Italian dressing, wine, mustard, and brown sugar; heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly; set aside.
  2. Spray nonstick skillet with vegetable spray; stir-fry pork strips until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. In large serving bowl toss together pork, spinach, watercress, celery, grapes, green onion, water chestnuts and apple. Pour half of reserved dressing over salad; toss, garnish with sesame seed.
  4. Serve with remaining dressing and warm dinner rolls.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.