Spinach Salad with Spiced Pork and Ginger Dressing

  • carolfitz Posted: 10/21/10
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    Made to recipe but followed option to plate pork as entree, with salad as a side dish. Served meat with small portion of rice stick noodles and steamed snow peas. Quick and easy weeknight meal.

  • LisaEJ Posted: 07/14/09
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    This was easy and quick to put together and VERY flavorful. I added cucumber to the salad and used Litehouse Toasted Sesame Dressing, but did the rest as suggested. My husband loved the fact that it is light, but tastes great. The ingredients are also very good rolled in rice paper to make wraps. Great with a good pinot noir or sangiovese.

  • c001625 Posted: 03/17/09
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    Wonderful flavors, pork was so tender and loved the spicy/sweet balance. Doubled the Sriracha sauce and used broccolli slaw instead of cabbage.

  • froguh23 Posted: 11/17/08
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    This was a good & easy meal. I made it for lunch and found that it was a great way to use up some of the cabbage & spinach I got from our CSA. I didn't have any sriracha so substituted olive oil and some crushed red pepper flakes. I would make it again.

  • BonnieCooks Posted: 07/19/09
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    This recipe is delicious, just easy on the sirachi sauce! It can get REAL hot if not monitored. Next time I make this I'm going to reduce by 1/3.

  • RenoTX Posted: 09/24/09
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    We loved this recipe. SO much flavor; SO quick to put together. Followed the recipe exactly - the pork was tender, sweet and spicy and the Newman's Own light sesame ginger dressing went with it perfectly. The salad was delish - the nappa cabbage really adds a nice crunch and goes great with the dressing. Will definitly make this again -- hubby suggested a side of brown rice next time.

  • 123KrisG Posted: 02/27/09
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    Yummy recipe! I substituted chili powder for the Sriracha. My husband loves it because of the different flavors from our usual fare!

  • LUVSML Posted: 07/09/10
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    Tried this salad last night and it was great. I wouldn't say it is for a special occasion (I don't think of dinner salads for that) but we will definitely make it again and I would make for company. My husband and 11 yr old son (who loves all kinds of food) really enjoyed it - said it tasted like healthy chinese food. We liked the spice but I would consider toning down for others. Easy to make and very healthy. In the past, we always grilled our pork tenderloin after marinating several hours so it was my first time slicing and cooking pork tenderloin in a pan. I was amazed at how tender it turned out - do not overcook. Leftover pork on salad was tasty for lunch too!

  • EPMaxwell Posted: 02/08/10
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    FANTASTIC salad. I highly recommend. This was the first time I used Napa Cabbage, and now i love adding it to all of my salads. We used the Paul Newman low-fat Ginger Sesame Dressing. It was perfect.

  • sarahjones Posted: 04/11/10
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    This was a great recipe very filling will make again for sure!

  • jhoffma3 Posted: 01/18/10
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    Easy to make and very, very good--and good for you!

  • FamilyofFive Posted: 02/22/10
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    Was looking for a recipe for a pork loin (vs tenderloin) that I needed to cook up. This is one of the quickest recipes I have prepared in a long time and my family really liked it. The ingredients are ones I usually have on hand, I only had to pick up some fresh napa cabbage. Served sliced oranges on the side to add a bit of color. I spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals and this yummy recipe only took 30 minutes. So many recipes claim to be 30 min. but take much longer or lack flavor. This is a time/flavor winner.

  • Lindsey79 Posted: 01/02/11
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    Quick, easy and so good!

  • jfpendal Posted: 05/05/11
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    I prepared this recipe as directed. It was very tasty and super quick to prepare -- made it ideal for a weeknight meal. My 14 yr. old wasn't crazy about the salad, but my husband and I didn't share that opinion. Everyone loved the pork.

  • MelissaH Posted: 01/01/12
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    I wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars! It is excellent!!! I have made it many times now over the last 2 years or so, and it continues to be one of my absolute favorites, and also one of my hubby's favorites. Delicious, healthy, easy and quick, and just the right amount of spiciness.

  • Lynx579 Posted: 01/03/12
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    Great flavor! My family doesn't like Bell Peppers so I left them out and we didn't miss them at all.

  • Erinlee Posted: 01/12/12
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    This was absolutely fabulous! I followed the recipe exactly, the spice of the pork and crunch in the salad...yummy! I will be adding to the rotation (as a bonus it was also extremely easy to throw together on a week night).

  • JeannieRob Posted: 01/11/13
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    I fixed this last night and must say it is outstanding. I used bone in pork chops since I did not have a tenderloin (I had chops from a speciality meat shop). I also used Sambal Oelek as my chili sauce because that's what I had on hand. I just rubbed the chili sauce on the chops then sprinkled the garlic mixture on both sides and sort of rubbed it in. Fried in olive oil 4 minutes on each side. I followed the recipe for the salad except for adding onions and avocado. My hubby didn't think he could eat a meal without a potato, rice or pasta but realized he could and loved it. I would definitely make this for a small dinner party and wait for all the accolades!!! Sooo very easy and only you know it.

  • chalde248 Posted: 04/17/12
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    Outstanding Recipe!! I usually make recipes the first time exactly as written, but I didn't have sriracha, so I used sambal oelek - and not quite as much as it is really hot. The pork is soo good and the salad dressing is a must - we prefer wishbone light asian sesame & ginger vinaigrette over the newman's. Make this recipe!!!!!

  • daneanp Posted: 02/27/13
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    This was quick, easy, and delicious. DH forgot to get spinach so I substituted some iceberg lettuce mix along with the cabbage and added some sliced green onion and chopped cilantro on top. The pork was really good. I think I'll cut it up a bit more next time to make bite-sized pieces and then just reduce the cooking time accordingly.

  • Joanne1017 Posted: 01/17/13
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    I cooked the pork tenderloin in the oven whole, as opposed to on the stove top in slices. It was delicious. My BF likes my cooking, but I don't think he's ever raved about a dish as much as this one. I cooked it with some Feta mashed potatoes and the spinach salad in the recipe. The only thing I changed about the pork seasoning was that I added a dash of soy sauce.

  • Agneta Posted: 01/13/13
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    Fabulous! Will do this delightfully easy recipe again soon!

  • vclindberg Posted: 04/05/12
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    Absolutely delicious! You can substitute chicken, add green onions, add toasted almond slices. They key ingredient is the Newman's Own dressing (regular or lite). It's quick, easy and healthy, a family favorite.

  • Peggspark Posted: 01/10/13
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    Absolutely outstanding! I served the pork as an entree with brown rice and the salad as a side. My husband said I can make this anytime for him or every week, it's so delicious and healthy!

  • stacylynn Posted: 06/19/13
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    This was a good, quick meal. I was really glad to find a recipe that used Napa in something other than a slaw (good as those are). I did use sweet chili sauce instead of the hot so my kids would eat it, so next time I will cut back on the brown sugar. I also added a lot more veggies to the salad to expand it out (my tenderloin was a little on the small side), but the addition of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges & sliced almonds made it feel more like a dinner salad.

  • jechalle Posted: 02/04/14
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    My husband stopped talking in superlatives a long time ago. This dish, prepared exactly according to the recipe was, in his opinion outstanding. It wasn't as spicy as I thought it would be until I reheated the left-overs. Even though cooked, it continued to marinate and got very hot. A bit too hot for him, but perfect for me. Definitely company fare. Next time, I will up the amount of hot sauce a bit if I know I won't have left-overs.

  • MomBell Posted: 01/29/14
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    This was a quick and tasty meal. My picky eater husband loved it and I found him eating seconds at 10pm. Interesting new way to eat spinach salad.

  • Azknitwit Posted: 01/28/14
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    Love this recipe. I used more of the Sriracha then it called for but that was what I wanted.

  • MaryStructures Posted: 03/12/14
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    Currently this is our new favorite recipe for many reasons: it is EASY, good/fancy-seeming enough to impress company, and the kids love it. I have made it exactly as the recipe calls for (including the Newman's Own dressing), and have added more Sriracha. Not everyone is a fan of the added kick, but it works for us.

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