All About Pork | Greek Salad with Pork Cutlets

When I told everyone that I was making Greek Salad with Pork (which we call Souvlaki) for dinner, they were all super-ecstatic.

“With Tzatziki, Mama?”  I was asked.

“How could we have it without?” I questioned rhetorically.

It’s definitely one of our family’s favorite comfort foods.   And, it holds a special place in my heart (Michael’s, too), because it was the first meal we had together, way back when, in  1994, at a little Greek Dive one town over from where I was raised.

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This past month has been so fun with all the different recipes I’ve tried.  There’s been Baked Pork Egg Rolls, Braised Pork with Peppers and Onions, Pork Pita Pockets, and today’s Greek Salad with Pork Cutlets!  The common thread that has gone through all of them is that they were healthful and flavorful.  Not to mention they were a hit, through-and-through.   I encourage you to try these recipes or look for other great recipes on Pork Be Inspired.

When I asked everyone which Pork Be Inspired meal was there favorite, they all said that this one was, hands down.   So, if you want to impress your family head over to your local Publix, tomorrow, and pick up a pack of their Pork Sirloin Cutlets (that are on sale right now!)

Earlier today, when I was cashing out, there was a man behind me, in the check-out line, checking out my cutlets.  He asked what I was going to make and when I told him “Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce” he responded that he didn’t know what that was but that it sounded fantastic.   And, boy-oh-boy, was he right!

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds pork loin cutlets, 1/8″ thick
Greek-Style Dressing (buy it or make it, it’s up to you!)
Tzatziki Sauce (make it, you’ll be glad you did!)
8 cups romaine lettuce
Cherry tomatoes, halved
2 1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning (Look in the spice section of the supermarket for a pre-blended Greek seasoning blend; I used McCormick brand. If unavailable, substitute 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, 1/8 teaspoon onion powder and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt for the 2 1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.   )
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Nonstick cooking spray
black pepper, freshly ground

Directions

Make Tzatziki Sauce, cover and refrigerate until serving.
Place lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber slices (if you like) in very large salad bowl.  Gently toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate while preparing pork.
Combine Greek seasoning and salt; sprinkle and rub evenly over pork. Cook the cutlets over medium-high heat in large skillet coated with nonstick cooking for 2-3 minutes or until tender.

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Transfer cutlets to cutting board.
To serve, divide lettuce mixture among plates. Arrange 1/4 of pork on each salad. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over each salad. Sprinkle with black pepper, if desired. Serve with Tzatziki and warm, toasty pita.

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A Giveaway For YOU!
Since this is the last week of the  “Good and Good for You Challenge” I’m giving one of my readers some of the same items I’ve been using during the challenge:
  • 8 $5 pork coupons for Publix ($40 worth of free pork!)
  • Water bottle
  • Reusable grocery bag
  • Meat thermometer
  • Pedometer
  • Recipe book
All you have to do is:
Leave a comment on this post, and tell me what you love about pork and what your favorite pork dish is!
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[This post is the last of a series of posts that I have shared over the last four weeks. Please enter the giveaway as a thank you for letting me share my pork recipes with you, and head to your local Publix for some great deals on pork. To keep up with the “Good and Good for You Challenge”, follow @allaboutpork on Twitter, and look out for the #Publix4Pork hashtag. You can also connect with Pork Be Inspired on Facebook. I have partnered with The Motherhood to bring you these awesome recipes, information, and all things pork. As a part of this campaign, I am compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions remain my own, as always.]

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2 Responses to “All About Pork | Greek Salad with Pork Cutlets”
  1. Maria Lavdas
    02.22.2012

    I love to make Schnitzel.

  2. 03.04.2012

    This recipe looks delicious! I love to make porkchops and rice! Cooks all in one big pan and always turns out amazing!! We’ll have to exchange recipes sometime! :)


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