Fall just happens to be one of the busiest times of the year in our home. Between back to school, sports activities and spending as much time outdoors as possible in the cooler weather, it seems we’re on the go quite often during these favorite months. For me, that means less time to focus on fixing family meals. It means the need to create real flavor, real fast in a way that my whole family can enjoy. And in my home, it means using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork to create a quick and easy grilled pork salad.
Now, I’m gonna be honest; SMITHFIELD MARINATED FRESH PORK is my go to item when my goal is a quick dinner that’s packed full of flavor. And while we use it quite often, during the fall months it becomes even more of a lifesaver. So, once a week I head to Food Lion and stock up on my favorite Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork varieties like Peppercorn & Garlic Pork Sirloins, Portobello Mushroom Pork Loin Filets and of course my go to for one of my favorite dishes ever, Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloins!
With their already marinated goodness sealed into the package, they are a great way to give all of my meals Real Flavor, Real Fast. Not only can you grill it, you can also roast or sauté it! In fact, just last week while continuing to adjust to the crazy back to school schedule, I decided to whip up a quick and FLAVORFUL salad that my family adores! And of course, it features Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork from Food Lion as the star!
What You Will Need:
1 SMITHFIELD MARINATED Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin
4 Cups of Spring Mix Salad
2 Ears of Fresh Corn
2 Tablespooons of Cilantro Paste
1 Tablespoon of Butter
1 Red Onion
1/4 Cup of Fresh Mozzarella
1/4 Cup of Dressing (I recommend a Garlic & Herb Dressing)
1/4 Cup of Pecans
How to Make It:
This grilled pork salad is one of the easiest dishes I make but with tons of flavor in every bite, it’s always the start of my fall gatherings and back to school celebrations. To start my dish, I washed my corn and rubbed it in butter and cilantro paste and then wrapped it in aluminum foil and set it aside.
Next I pulled my Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin out of the refrigerator and cut open the package.
With the amazing flavors that are already marinated in, there’s no need to add anything else! It’s ready to go on the grill just like it is!
After placing both my Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and my corn onto the grill, I let them grill for about eight to nine minutes per side, until the center of the pork was cooked but still slightly pink.
If I time everything right, it’s all ready to come off the grill at the same time and be turned into a grilled pulled pork salad that delivers Real Flavor, Real Fast! While my meat was resting, I washed my salad and placed it onto a tray. I then topped it with slivers of red onion.
By this point, my corn was cool enough to handle so I was able to cut the kernels of perfectly cooked corn off and add them to my salad as well.
Finally, I placed my Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork onto a cutting board and sliced it first into pieces and then into cubes.
Once my pork was ready, it went onto the top of my salad.
For a finishing touch, I added fresh mozzarella and some crunchy pecans to the top and my salad was almost ready to serve.
After sprinkling my dressing on top, my grilled pulled pork salad was perfection and I have to say, if you think it looks good, it tastes even better.
With crisp onion, sweet corn, and the flavor of garlic and herbs from Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in every bite, this grilled pork salad is perfect for fall.
And the best part is, I’m able to whip up this amazing dish that delivers Real Flavor, Real Fast any night of the week in less than thirty minutes. That means when back to school activities are running over, when we’ve got unexpected guests coming to check out the changing leaves or when we simply have a football game that is calling our names, I can deliver a meal I feel great about without the hassle.
As you go into the busy fall months, I encourage you to discover that putting a flavorful meal on the table doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. It simply has to start with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork from Food Lion!
Whether you plan to simplify a weeknight with my grilled pork salad or come up with your own creation, I encourage you to discover the taste and convenience of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Then make your fall flavorful. Make it easy. And make it delicious one simple meal at a time. Look for Smithfield Marinated Pork at your local Food Lion store!
Tell me, how would you use SMITHFIELD MARINATED FRESH PORK from Food Lion to deliver meals that boast #RealFlavorRealFast to your family?