Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pork Salad , Cucumber with Honey Mustard Dressing

Starting with cooked porkleftovers, perhaps, (or a store-bought rotisserie chicken)keeps the preparation time short. If you want just chicken salad with no greens, skip the lettuce; double the chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and tarragon; and toss them with the dressing.

2           tablespoons lime juice (from about 1 lime)
1           tablespoon mayonnaise
1           teaspoons honey mustard
1/2        teaspoon salt
1/4        teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/2        cup olive oil
2           cups diced cooked pork (or chicken)
1           cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1          red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2          tablespoons minced red onion
1          large mango, peeled and sliced (optional)
2          teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, chives, or basil
1/2       pound mixed salad greens (about 4 quarts)

1.    In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lime juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and black pepper. Add the oil slowly, whisking.
2 .   In a medium glass or stainless-steel bowl, toss the chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, mango, and tarragon with half the dressing. Toss the greens into the remaining dressing. Put the greens on plates and top with the chicken salad.

The skin of a ripe mango is yellow and red, and its flesh yields to gentle pressure. If you purchase a mango that is under ripe (green and firm), put it in a paper bag and keep it at room temperature to ripen. Once the mango is ripe, you can refrigerate it for a couple of days before using.

Suggested Pairing :
Very often, ripe Rieslings from Germany's warm Pfalz region taste of tropical fruits, including mangoes. This, along with their racy acidity, relatively light body, and low alcohol, makes them delightful sidekicks for cool summer salads.


  1. This salad looks and sounds so delicious! The dressing is just incredible!

    1. Hi Medeja , this dressing complements all types of salads , try it , you will love it . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Hi Nee,
    Your salad looks really delicious! This would be a perfect meal all on its own!

    1. Hi Joyce , Salads is great fot summertime , light , delicious and good . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Dear Nee,
    Great salad recipe! All those ingredients just come together and make this dish perfect for any time of year, but especially the summer. I love the tip you gave on the Mango. I never know when it is correctly ripe. Plus your pairing with a Riesling is so nice. I can just taste the fruitiness of the wine, also a perfect match for those warm summer days or nights.Great job as you always have something very mouthwatering to try...Enjoy your Sunday, Blessings on your family, Thanks for sharing...
    Dottie :)

    1. Dear Dottie , It's always nice to re-work your leftover meats into a delicious dish . As the saying goes 'Waste not , ant not,' it's also great when you can eat outside and our weather here has been cooler than normal .
      I am glad you like the pairing of wine ... I should do it more often , hubby's father is in the wine , hotel and casino business , I put some of the wines on the sideboard .
      Hope your weather is nice and no storms . Thanks for stopping by ... Blessing for the week ahead . ~Nee~

  4. Hi Nee, what a lovely salad you created, love the dressing you created.


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