Pork with Mexican Quinoa

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 6
Pork with Mexican Quinoa
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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
2 tbsp Vinegar, white
1/2 pepper(s) Red chili pepper (also chile or chilli) (Habanero, minced)
1 tsp Cumin



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.)


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.


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!



is a great source of protein!


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 385
Calories from fat 207
Calories from saturated fat 32
Total Fat 23.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.4 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 333 mg
Potassium 652 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.9 g
Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
Sugars 2.8 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