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Gingered Pork and Melon Salad

Published: June 21, 2013

Pork poached in ginger and orange juice is the center of this summer dinner salad. Serve with hot French bread.

Gingered Pork and Melon Salad

(Makes 4 servings)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes



  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 cups melon balls, cantaloupes, watermelon, honeydew or a mixture
  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • ½ cup peach yogurt


  1. In medium saucepan combine orange juice and ginger; bring to a simmer and add pork cubes. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until pork is cooked. Remove pork and remaining liquid to bowl, refrigerate uncovered to cool slightly, about 5–10 minutes.
  2. In medium bowl gently toss together melon, papaya, Grand Marnier, pork cubes, and cooking liquid. On each of four plates place 1 ½ cups salad greens. Serve equal portions pork-melon mixture atop greens, topped with 2 tablespoons yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving

Calories: 310
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 28 g
Sodium: 85 mg

Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Pork Board.

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