Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork and Pico Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork and Pico Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 3.33/5 (3 votes)

I've been making pulled pork in my slow cooker for years! You really can't beat the ease of cooking and the tender juicy meat! And there are a ton of different variations on flavors and vehicles. From good old barbecue and coleslaw, Sriracha BBQ, and Chili-Lime Aioli sandwiches, to a fair share of tacos! Tonight we're creating a new favorite with addition of pineapple! It's divine as a salad drizzled with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Or, you can wrap it in a tortilla. It's up to you!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pulled Pork and Pico Salad

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : HOURS PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pound pork loin
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups pineapple chunks
  • 4 cups baby mixed greens
  • Pineapple Pico
  • 2 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add soy sauce and chicken stock to the bowl of a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  2. Place pork loin in the slow cooker, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with 2 cups of pineapple.
  3. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours.
  4. Transfer pork to a bowl. Drizzle with a bit of juices from the slow cooker and shred the meat with forks.
  5. Toss the remaining pineapple with the ingredients for the Pineapple Pico in a small bowl.
  6. Combine the ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette with a whisk or small food processor.
  7. Plate equal portions of greens. Top with shredded pork and pineapple, and Pineapple Pico.
  8. Drizzle with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
  9. Serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 718 Fat 42 Sat Fat 12 Sodium 1370 Carbs 29 Sugars 17 Fiber 4 Protein 55.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids skipped the greens and created soft tacos.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Instead of pork, roast pineapple in a 425 degree oven with sliced bell pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms until tender.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

1 Comment

  1. Gsawyer says:

    Family loved it, will be making again soon!

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