Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pulled Pork Spinach Salad With Roasted Winter Squash

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I’ve been wanting to share this salad for weeks, maybe even months! It’s been my go-to when we have leftover pulled pork, which sounds funny to me as I’ve gone my whole life without making pulled pork yet the past 3 months I’ve made it at least 3 times.

Partially because I now buy pork cuts from a local farm and partially because I’ve become obsessed with cooking larger, bone-in cuts so I have lots of leftovers to use throughout the week. It’s cheaper and it’s healthier as I have less reason to eat out.

Pulled Pork Spinach Salad with Roasted Winter SquashAnyway, I’ve made this a few times now and I’ve never been disappointed. It’s a satisfying salad with lots of flavors and textures. My favorite is the super simple dressing that pulls everything together with a fun sweetness.

Here’s what I do…

  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 3 oz warm pulled pork (I just reheat mine in the microwave)
  • ~1/2 cup roasted winter squash in small chunks (~50 g) (I’ve used butternut and kabocha, both delicious!)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin or the seeds from your squash, roasted

Mix the maple syrup, vinegar, allspice and salt together to make the dressing. Set aside. 

Pile the greens on a plate, top with the pulled pork, squash  and seeds. Drizzle on the dressing and voila!

Pulled Pork Spinach Salad with Roasted Winter Squash Finished

So good and so simple!

The fat seems high here but it will depend on the cut of pork you use to make the pulled pork. Loin would be much lighter; I have been using the shoulder so it is on the fattier side.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
435 29g 3g old: 11 new: 11
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 9g 13g 31g

See other recipes using: butternut squash, Kabocha Squash, maple syrup, pork, pumpkin seeds, spinach


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