November 14, 2018

View as List 7 Healthy Pork Dishes

  • sliced pork tenderloin with greens

    Pork is a versatile and flavorful meat. It can easily be made lean, either by choosing less-fatty cuts or by trimming or draining the fat off. These seven recipes call for leaner cuts, and have special ingredients that add essential nutrients—and delicious flavors.

  • 1

    Jerk Pork Kebabs

    meat and vegetable kebobs

    It’s easy to make a salad from this dish by cooking the kebabs as directed here, and then mixing them with salad greens, pineapple and diced red bell pepper. 

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  • 2

    Orange-Glazed Roast Pork

    Roast pork with orange slices

    This pork can be the basis of many meals: You can serve it on its own with a vegetable side dish, slice it for sandwiches, add it to a salad, or toss it in a pasta sauce. 

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  • 3

    Roast Pork Salad with Mushrooms & Watercress

    sliced pork tenderloin with greens

    Pork tenderloin is lean and tasty, and can be tossed with the salad when it is warm or at room temperature. The salad has less than 225 calories per serving and is an excellent source of not only protein, but niacin and riboflavin. 

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  • 4

    Broiled Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops

    Rubs are blends of herbs and/or spices that are applied to the surface of meat before cooking. For deeper flavor, coat the meat several hours before cooking and refrigerate. The simple flavors of these chops would do well with a slightly sweet marinade. See the recipe for suggestions. 

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  • 5

    Pork Vindaloo

    An essential, spicy dish in any repertoire of Indian cuisine, this flavorful stew started its life in Portugal as a combination of pork, wine and garlic—and made its way to India during the colonial period. 

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  • 6

    Green Pork Chili

    The green in this traditional Southwestern recipe comes from a delicious and potent combination of scallions, chilies, jalapeño and cilantro. 

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  • 7

    Shells with Picadillo Sauce

    Picadillo is a “mince” or “hash,” and is a traditional and common dish in Spain, as well as other parts of Latin America. Though usually served over rice, this recipe mixes things up and serves the ground pork over pasta. 

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