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Spicy Pork and Jicama Salad

Spicy Pork and Jicama Salad

Fabulous flavors all around! From the spicy dry rub to the brightly flavored dressing, this dish is perfect for a special lunch or a light dinner.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mexican, Spicy
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bag Fresh Express Farmers Garden Mix
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 12-14 ounces), trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for grill pan
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small jicama peeled and julienned (about 2 cups)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oil, garlic, chili powder and cumin.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in the bowl, and turn to coat the meat evenly with chili mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat, and brush with oil.
  • Add pork and cook until browned and grill marks appear, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven.
  • Roast the pork to desired doneness, 12-15 minutes for medium.
  • Let meat stand for at least 5 minutes, then cut into 1/8 inch-thick slices, toss with reserved pan juices and set aside.
  • Toss Fresh Express Farmers Garden with cilantro-lime dressing in a bowl, arrange salad on 4 plates, top with sliced pork tenderloin and serve.

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the juices, vinegar, cilantro, and salt.
  • Add the julienne-cut jicama to the bowl, toss gently, and season with salt and pepper.
Keywords Butter Lettuce, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Picnic & Patio, Pork, Protein, Salads, Soy Free