Pork with Mexican Quinoa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 6
Pork with Mexican Quinoa
Health Rating

Ingredients


454 gm Pork chop, loin centre cut, bone-in, lean (cooked & cut into pieces)
1/3 cup Lime juice (fresh)
1 1/2 tsp Honey (pure)
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander)
1 cup Quinoa, cooked
1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned
2 tbsp Sweet yellow corn (organic)
1 medium pepper(s) Yellow bell pepper
3 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp
2 tbsp Vinegar, white
1/2 pepper(s) Red chili pepper (also chile or chilli) (Habanero, minced)
1 tsp Cumin

Instructions


FOR PORK: 

1. Combine 1/4 C each: lime juice, honey and olive oil with 2 tbsp cilantro.

2. Pour over pork, and marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator

3. Grill until done over medium-low heat OR sear in a skillet and back at 425 degrees until done (approx. 25 mins.)

FOR DRESSING: 

4. While pork is marinating, blend the rest of the honey and lime juice with the habanero, cumin, cilantro and salt and pepper, and puree in a blender until smooth.

5. Continuing blending while slowly drizzling 1/4 C olive oil into the mixture through the hole in the top of the blender. **brush 1/4 of the dressing onto the pork as its being grilled for a glaze.

FOR QUINOA/WILD RICE

6. Make quinoa or wild rice according to package directions.

7. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil and saute bell peppers and onions, until slightly tender. Add black beans. Remove from heat, and mix with quinoa/wild rice.

8. Stir in dressing, and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes:

Pork

is a great source of protein!

Quinoa

is a good soure of fiber which helps to promote healthy digestion!


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 383
Calories from fat 196
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 21.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.4 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 319 mg
Potassium 655 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 22.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.1
Grain 0.5
Meat 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 1.1

Energy sources


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