A gluten-free pork salad that will perfectly fit your daily diet meals.
If you are looking or a pork this minus all the additives and the sweet and high-calorie ingredients, then this recipe is something you should definitely try. This recipe does not require any ranch packets, brown sugar or soda to make it taste absolutely fantastic. All you need are simple and healthy ingredients.
The pork salad itself is delicious but the ranch dressing is divine and gives the salad an amazing end result. It is a bit of work to complete this dish but you most certainly love it. And if you are fond of pork but do not want the added fats or calories, this is perfect for you. It is a well-balanced dish that you can serve anytime of the day.
You will not regret making such dish and even serve it during parties or small gatherings. I will bet that a lot of those who try this will be asking where you got the dressing or ask for the recipe. So try it out and tell me what you think.
Check out the recipe below.
Slow Cooked Sweet Pork Salad With Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
For the sweet pork
3 1/2 Lbs Pork Loin Roast
28 oz Diced Tomatoes
2 in Chipotle Chilis (from canned chipotle chilis adobo sauce any unused portion can be frozen) (for Clean Eating sub 2-3 diced jalapeños)
1 Tbl Coarse Real Salt
1 Tbl Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/3 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
For the Tomatillo Ranch Dressing
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
3/4 Cup Mayo
2 Small Tomatillos, quartered
1 Clove Garlic
Juice of 1/2 a Lime
1/4 Cup Cilantro
1/2 Tbl Dill, fresh (packed)
2 Tbl Parsley, fresh (packed)
1/2 tsp Real Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Ground Mustard
For the Salad
8 Large Tortillas (for the Clean Eating diet use whole wheat, spelt or einkorn) (for the gluten-free diet, use gluten-free, corn or omit)
4 Cup Cooked Rice, Cilantro lime rice would be a great option (for the Clean Eating diet use brown rice)
2-3 Cup Cooked Pinto beans or black beans
16 Cup Chopped Romaine Lettuce
1 Cup Pico de Gallo, to top (diced tomato, onion, cilantro)
Cotija Cheese crumbled, to top
Sour Cream, to top
Guacamole, to top
Tortilla chips or Tortilla Strips, to top (Corn tortillas sliced and fried in oil)
To make the pork
If Pork Loin is very large, cut into two or three pieces.
Place the pork loin in a crock pot and turn on to high heat. Place all other ingredients in a blender and puree until very smooth.
Pour over the pork in the crock pot and cook for 5-6 hours, or until tender and shreds easily with a fork. Shred and toss well in sauce. Keep warm until ready to serve.
To make the dressing
Place the buttermilk, mayo, tomatillos, garlic, and lime juice in a blender.
Puree until very smooth. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and puree just until the herbs are finely chopped.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To assemble salads
Place a tortilla on a plate or in a bowl.
Place desired amount of sweet pork on the tortilla.
Top the pork with with a scoop of rice and beans. Top rice and beans with desired amount of lettuce. Garnish with a scoop of pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, a handful of tortilla strips and crumbled cotija cheese.
Top with tomatillo ranch dressing.
A very big thank you to cleaneatingrecipes.com for this amazing recipe,