Pork, Orange and Spinach Salad

A few weeks ago Joe, and I sold our house in The Woodlands, TX. We moved back to Omaha, NE from Texas in July and had our house on the market for about 7 months. It was a long roller coaster ride, but the house is now sold. Luckily we have an awesome family who is currently housing us until we get back on our feet again.

We went out to celebrate the sale of our house and enjoyed an awesome meal at 7M Grill. There were a lot of Paleo choices on the menu and they even offered a separate gluten-free menu. I didn’t stick 100% to Paleo that night, but my food was delicious. I had a scallop bisque to start that had big chunks of scallops and a spicy cream base. For dinner, I had roasted pork tenderloin with blueberry sauce, blue cheese mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Joe had the gluten-free version of the Caribbean chicken that had these delicious grilled bananas dusted in curry powder. I could have just ate those! Then we had their Sin-Viche for dessert that was a chocolate mousse made with five different chocolates served with dark chocolate crisps. I was beyond full after that meal, but it was totally worth it. It’s probably a good thing we can’t afford to go there every weekend or I definitely would.

The pork I had was so tender and juicy that I decided to make a salad with it the next day. This is one of my favorite salads I’ve had in a while. I’ve made similar combinations of flavors but usually use chicken and cashews instead. The pork with the addition of bacon and the olives was delicious.

It also inspired me to try my own take on a pork roast with a blueberry sauce which I made last weekend. It was good, but not quite as good as 7M’s. I tried out this recipe. Now I’m just waiting for another excuse to celebrate so we can go back!

Pork, Orange and Spinach Salad

Serves 1
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Salad
This is a quick, healthy and delicious salad. You can sub chicken, steak or fish for the protein.

Ingredients

  • Cooked pork (sliced)
  • 1 orange (sliced (save one wedge to squeeze juice over salad))
  • A few handfuls spinach
  • Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 slice bacon (cooked, crumbled)
  • Kalamata olives (pitted and sliced)
  • 1/2 avocado (diced)

Directions

Step 1
Get all ingredients ready and heat pork until warm in microwave if desired. Place spinach in a bowl and top with all other ingredients.
Step 2
Squeeze orange juice from one wedge over salad and eat up!
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