Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pork Adobo Salad ---Cuban Style

Prep:10 minutes Total time : 20 minutes Serves 4

4           (top loin boneless) pork chops, 3/4-inch thick 2/3 cup lime juice*
3          cloves garlic, minced
1          teaspoon ground cumin
1          teaspoon salt
1/4       teaspoon black pepper
4          1/2-inch-thick slices cored fresh pineapple
5          ounces arugula, watercress, or assorted baby greens
1         14.5-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2       small red onion, cut into thin slivers
3          tablespoons olive oil (plus oil for the grill grate)
1          teaspoon honey

1 . For the dressing-marinade mixture, in a small bowl whisk together lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Reserve 1/4 cup of the mixture for the dressing in the refrigerator. For the marinade, transfer remaining mixture to a self-sealing plastic bag.

2 . Add chops; seal bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Prepare a medium-hot fire with charcoal or preheat gas to medium high. Lightly oil grill grate. Remove chops from marinade (do not pat dry), discarding marinade from the bag.

3 . Grill chops and pineapple directly over heat, turning once, until internal temperature of pork on a thermometer reads between 145 degrees F. (medium rare) and 160 degrees F. (medium), followed by a 3-minute rest, about 8 to 11 minutes.

4 . Plate greens on 4 dinner dishes. Divide pineapple, black beans, and onion onto plates. Top with pork chops. For the dressing, whisk the 3 tablespoons of oil and honey into the reserved dressing mixture; drizzle atop salads.

*Cuban cooking often calls for sour orange juice, which is less sweet and more acidic than common orange juice. If you can find sour oranges, such as Seville or Bergamont ,substitute this juice for the lime juice. You can also use half lime juice and half orange juice.

Hello :
I've missed all you  and glad to be back , I caught up with a few of you , I will catch up with the rest as soon as possible , some may ask  what I've been up to ,  well learning how to dance , teacher says I need lots more lessons . What you think ...pretty good HUH? (giggling)  For those that don't know the dance  is called the  "Hip-Hop" dance . I am good , do you not think so ?


  1. Welcome back! I'm just about to take a few weeks off. ;-) But glad I got to say "hello" before I did.. Love this dish - Cuban pork adobo is wonderful. And love the idea of using it in a salad. Thanks!

    1. Hi John , thank you , I missed everone ,thanks for stopping by . See you in October .

  2. Good afternoon Nee,
    Welcome were missed...You told me that you were doing a salad, but this is awesome. Lots of flavors in this Pork Adobo Salad, Cuban Style. Love the pork with a salad. It is perfect for this time of year still hot out...salads are so delicious.Thank you for sharing...Love the dancing cute...keep moving that is what is important...Have a fabulous week dear Nee...
    Hugs x Dottie :)

    1. Good afternoon Dottie,
      Thanks , I also missed everyone , yeap , got a little lazy , I will be doing a lot of one dish meals . The flavors are great together . Now you know who I take my dancing lessons from (giggling) thanks for stopping by , Have a great week dear Dottie .
      .. :-) Nee

  3. Oh! I've been away as well! Don't know how often I will be around even now as I'm a bit "hit and miss" with blogging these days. Interesting recipe. We love salads, especially in the summer!

    1. Hi Nellie , sometime we to slow down and smellthe roses .Have fun ,we will keep up with you. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Salad with pineapple! Yummy! Must have been really delicious!

    1. Hi Medeja , it was delicious the pineapple gave it the right zip . Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Hi Nee, hope you had a nice break, I take off time to time too, good for the soul. Love this salad....has so much flavor.

    1. Hi Cheri , thanks , enjoyed it ... like you said , good for the soul . You can add your favorite ingredients . Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Wow Nee, this pork sounds and looks delicious, I love the flavors in the marinade and yes, grilled pineapple...what a beautiful dish!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :)

    1. Hi Juliana, delicious yes . A little trick I learned from you . Color your recipes (giggling) . Thanks for stopping by : )

  7. Hi Nee, it's so nice to hear from you, and I'm so thrilled that we are both back, even though I've been gone a lot longer than you have. I adore this easy and super delicious Pork Adobo salad recipe, and for my version I will do the same with pork tenderloin and come up with the same result; but just have to slice it. So colorful and super delicious. I love your blog, your awesome recipes, and I think you are super nice, and soooo funny! Tracking back to check out the 'aunt' story that needs to be shared...hilarious! xo

  8. Hi Elizabeth , I am also thrill we are back .
    Sometime we have to step back and adjust our priorities , if that mean taking a little down time so be it .We come back refreshed .I like your idea of the pork tenderloin and try it with chicken .
    Hubby aunt is a character and a sweetheart , the kids love her .
    Glad you love my blog ... nothing fancy as you see , love pictures . Thak you so very much for stopping , have a great weekend.
    Nee :- D


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