Orange Pork and Roasted Beet Salad

Orange Pork and Roasted Beet Salad
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium beets, trimmed
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bone-in pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2/3 head red-leaf lettuce, torn
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Wrap the beets in foil and roast until fork-tender, about 45 minutes; let cool slightly. Using your fingers, peel the beets under running water.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar and mustard. Slowly whisk in the oil; season with salt and pepper. Place the pork chops and half of the orange vinaigrette in a resealable plastic bag and marinate for 1 hour.

Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and grill, turning once, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Let rest slightly, remove the bones and thinly slice.

Meanwhile, halve the beets lengthwise, then slice crosswise 1/4 inch thick. In a medium bowl, toss the beets with half of the remaining vinaigrette. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with the remaining vinaigrette. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and top with the pork and beets. Sprinkle with the almonds.