Pork and Apple Salad

Leftover pork? Make a salad! Pair diced pork with crisp apples, turnips and blue cheese, then top it off with a quick apple jelly dressing. Dovetailing Tip: Use the extra pork chops from day 3 in today’s salad.

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Serving size: 4
Calories per serving: 567

3 tablespoons apple jelly
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
3 boneless center-cut pork chops (about 11/4 pounds)
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oils, plus more for brushing
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 heads boston or bibb lettuce, torn
1 fuji or gala apple, diced
1 small turnip, peeled and diced
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
chopped fresh parsley, for topping (optional)

Preheat a grill to high. Mix 2 tablespoons apple jelly with the thyme. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil on both sides. Grill the chops until marked, about 3 minutes per side. Brush with the jelly-thyme mixture and continue to grill until the chops are cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Set aside to cool.

Soak the diced onion in a bowl of cold water, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the mustard, vinegar and the remaining 1 tablespoon apple jelly in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Slowly add 1/2 cup olive oil, whisking until smooth.

Cut the pork into bite-size pieces and drain the onion. Add the lettuce, apple, turnip, pork, onion and blue cheese to the bowl with the dressing and toss. Top with parsley, if desired.

Source: foodnetwork.com

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