KID NOTE: The kids were not huge fans of the salad, but ate the tacos really well!
VEGETARIAN TIP: Instead of pork, simply season sliced bell pepper, zucchini, and mushrooms with spices and roast until tender.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Gluten free as written.
What would you recommend as a good substitute for the grapefruit? I can’t stand it 🙂
Try oranges or cuties.
Added Truvia Baking blend to the dressing so it had a sweeter flavor. Will use oranges in the salad next time. Other than that it was wonderful!
Made the vegetarian version of this, I love it. I added half of a habanero to the diced tomatoes and avocado just to give it a kick.
I’m so glad to hear that! And great idea adding the habanero. I love the heat! 😉
Made the vegetarian version of this dish; marinated the veggies overnight, then grilled them outdoors with a little olive oil. Added sour cream and salsa to the list of toppings. Used green onion in the salad dressing instead of shallot, and tried an orangelo (cross between orange and grapefruit) to cut the sourness of the salad. Was delicious!
I just joined after a week of your trial menu and I’m so excited to get more organized with all my travel and no more “what’s for dinner?” I do have a question about the amount of salt in this pork recipe. We normally eat a low sodium diet, so I don’t know if it’s just us, but I tried to cut the salt by about 1/2 or more and it still seemed really salty…suggestions going forward on how to address the amount of salt for a low sodium diet?
Hi Liz, I’m sorry the meat was too salty for your taste. I think what I would do moving forward is omit the salt completely from all recipes until it is fully cooked and you can season to taste. This will allow you to season to your liking and eliminate unwanted salt from entering the meal. Enjoy the rest of the week. And continue to give me your feedback! It makes the service so much better for everyone! 😉
This looks so yummy. When you freeze the leftover meat, how do you defrost it? Just like raw meat or differently? I’ve never frozen cooked meat before and had never thought to so I’m glad you mentioned it. I always shy away from these types of meals b/c I don’t want to be eating leftovers for consecutive days.
I thaw the meat in the refrigerator and then heat it in the microwave. If it seems a bit dry, add a little stock or water while your microwaving it.
Outstanding! My two year old ate every last bite of the tacos. Loved the combination of flavours and it was so easy to make. I did reduce sodium by half. I’m very much enjoying this program, it is so easy and delicious!
3 TABLESPOONS?! Should that be 3 teaspoons of salt? That was really salty and I used 2.
I’ve always made it with 3T, but start with less if you’re sensitive to salt.
I really wanted to have that crispy edge that carnitas get, so after I took these out of the slow cooker and pulled it apart, I dumped all the meet in a big skillet with some hot oil. It kinda worked, but really just ended up with a caramelized bottom. I might try putting the pulled pork under the broiler next time to get a crispy edge on it.