Grilled Pork, Couscous, and Dried Cherry Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
Grilled pork and couscous with a dried cherry and citrus vinaigrette is the focus of a one-dish summer supper.


  • 2 boneless pork chops, 4-ounces each, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/3 cups couscous
  • 2 cups water, boiling
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 4 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs orange juice
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbs pecans, chopped


  • Combine cumin, ginger, allspice, garlic powder and cayenne and rub mixture over pork cubes. Skewer cubes and grill over hot coals for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in large bowl cover couscous with boiling water seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Stir cherries and onion into couscous. Arrange cucumber around the edge of serving platter; arrange couscous mixture in center, top with orange slices and pork cubes. In small bowl stir together olive oil, orange juice, zest, brown sugar, salt and pepper; drizzle over salad; garnish with pecans.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 564
  Calories from Fat 163 (29%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(10%)Cholesterol 31mg
(17%)Sodium 412mg
(20%)Potassium 714mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
(28%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 13g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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