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Roasted Pork Fajita Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Roasted Pork Fajita Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Makes 4 servings

Approximate prep and cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 TB. olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced or sliced
  • 2 large heads romaine or green leaf lettuce, sliced (or use 12 cups mixed greens)
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro (optional garnish)
  • 1 lime, quartered (optional garnish)

Coconut Lime Dressing:

  • 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. raw honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • In a large mixing bowl or a large plastic bag, combine oil, spices, sea salt and black pepper.
  • Add the pork, peppers and onions to the mixture and combine with a wooden spoon (or close the bag and shake vigorously) until fully coated.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Spread pork and vegetables on the parchment paper, place in oven and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until pork is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, combine salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Fasten the lid tightly and shake vigorously until well combined.
  • Top salad greens with pork and vegetable mixture, and drizzle with dressing to serve. Garnish with cilantro and fresh lime wedges if desired.

7 Comments

  1. Angela

    This looks delicious! Would you mind sharing the nutritional information? When I hit the nutritional information button nothing happens. Thanks so much!

    • Neely

      Angela – Thanks for the heads up on that. Not sure why it wasn’t showing, but it’s showing now!

  2. Suzanne

    This is a once a week menu. We pan cooked two pork chops and then baked them with the pepper and onion mixture on top. It was so good. We added a jalapeno to the sweet mini bell peppers. We ate the salad on its own.

  3. Sandy

    I didnt think that vinegar was considered paleo… did I miss something in the books I have read?

  4. Karen M

    We really enjoyed this one. I didn’t add the chilli or the cayenne pepper as it’s a bit much for my daughter but we added our own chilli flakes later. My daughter was really impressed with the pork. She thought it had breadcrumbs on it. The dressing was really yummy and the onion and peppers sweetened up heaps by roasting.

  5. Deborah D

    This is definitely a delicious meal. What a treat!

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