Chopped Salad with Spicy Pork and Buttermilk Dressing

After NOLA, we were feeling a little gluttonous. (A little?) So we went on a salad kick this week. I found a fabulous resource in Everyday Food, the Martha Stewart spinoff. There were five salad recipes, as well as a shopping list for all of them. I'm a convert. I'm subscribing. The first one we made was Chopped Salad with Spicy Pork and Buttermilk Dressing. The recipe is below. It's perfect for two people because with the leftovers, you have lunch the next day. Just don't dress all the lettuce.

Chopped Salad with Spicy Pork and Buttermilk Dressing
* 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
* 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
* 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
* 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
* 2 scallions, whites minced and greens thinly sliced, separated
* 1 garlic clove, crushed through a press
* 1 head romaine lettuce (1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and chopped
* 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
* 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed and patted dry
* 2 ounces pepper Jack cheese, cubed


1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a small bowl, combine chile powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place pork on prepared baking sheet; rub with spice mixture.
2. Broil pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 145 degrees, 14 to 16 minutes, turning twice during cooking. Let pork rest 10 minutes, then cut into bite-size chunks.
3. Make dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, scallion whites, and garlic; season with salt and pepper.
4. Add romaine, tomatoes, corn, cheese, scallion greens, and pork to the bowl. Toss to combine, and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings.

09:28:00 on 01/21/08 by liz - Category: Recipes


kko wrote:

sounds yummy can't wait to try it. The ODs are big fans of dinner salads!

01/25/08 10:40:15

GayleTee wrote:

I'm a lover of Everyday Food, too! Picked it up once at the supermarket checkout and I'm hooked. This salad sounds fantastic!

01/25/08 15:32:44

liz wrote:

I just subscribed online! 10 issues, 12 bucks. Can't beat that with a stick.

01/25/08 15:47:32

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