Cafe Rio Gluten-Free Pork Salad Recipe with Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

Healthy Pulled Pork Salad

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No ranch packet, Coke or brown sugar .. Just good, healthy and simple ingredients. Make Cafe Rio at home.



For the sweet pork:

For the Tomatillo Ranch Dressing:

For the Salad:


To make the pork:

  1. If Pork Loin is very large, cut into two or three pieces.
  2. Place the pork loin in a crock pot and turn on to high heat. Place all other ingredients in a blender and puree until very smooth.
  3. Pour over the pork in the crock pot and cook for 5-6 hours, or until tender and shreds easily with a fork. Shred and toss well in sauce. Keep warm until ready to serve.

To make the dressing:

  1. Place the buttermilk, mayo, tomatillos, garlic, and lime juice in a blender.
  2. Puree until very smooth. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and puree just until the herbs are finely chopped.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To assemble salads:

  1. Place a tortilla on a plate or in a bowl.
  2. Place desired amount of sweet pork on the tortilla.
  3. Top the pork with with a scoop of rice and beans. Top rice and beans with desired amount of lettuce. Garnish with a scoop of pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, a handful of tortilla strips and crumbled cotija cheese.
  4. Top with tomatillo ranch dressing.

Keywords: Good, Healthy, Simple