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Grilled Pork Couscous & Dried Cherry Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless pork chops, 4-oz., cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1 1/3 cups RiceSelect® Couscous
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans, for garnish
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced thinly
  • Zest of one orange

Directions:

  1. Combine cumin, ginger, allspice, garlic powder and cayenne and rub mixture over pork cubes.
  2. Skewer cubes and grill over hot coals for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, cover couscous with boiling water seasoned with 1/2 tsp. of salt; cover and let rest 5 minutes.
  4. Stir cherries and onion into couscous.
  5. Arrange cucumber around the edge of serving platter; arrange couscous mixture in center, top with orange slices and pork cubes.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, orange juice, zest, brown sugar, salt and pepper; drizzle over salad; garnish with pecans.

Servings: 4

Recipe adapted from National Pork Board.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 350, Fat 20g, Cholesterol 40mg, Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 18g, Sodium 35mg.

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