Get some pork on your fork this week with this deliciously healthy pork and quinoa salad. Made with free range pork steaks, loads of herbs, apple slices and baby spinach all dressed in a sugar free maple syrup and lemon dressing.

30 Minutes. Highly recommended. Gluten free.

Serves 2. 


2 x 200g free range pork steaks
3 tablespoon maple syrup
3/4 cup quinoa
75g baby spinach
1 sprig mint
2 sprigs parsley
1 lemon
1 red apple

Make quinoa & marinate pork
Using absorption method, place quinoa in saucepan and cover with 1.5 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer until liquid is completely absorbed. Cover saucepan and remove from heat. Set aside for a minimum of 15 minutes. Combine pork with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Cook pork
Bring a fry pan to medium to high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook pork for 6 minutes on one side and then 2 minutes on the other side. Remove from pan then rest for 2 minutes.

Make salad
In a small bowl, whisk juice of half the lemon, maple syrup, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Thinly slice apple. Pick leaves off herbs. Combine quinoa, baby spinach, herb leaves and apple in a bowl and toss with 3/4 of the dressing.

To serve
Thinly slice pork and pour over remaining dressing. Serve salad onto plates, top with pork and a wedge of remaining lemon.

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February 01, 2017 by Timothy Ryder
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