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Grilled Pork with Avocado and Bean Salsa

Pork is a great lean protein if you choose the right cut. This recipe uses a loin steak which is not only tasty but also very healthy if any excess fat is trimmed. Don’t overcook it though as it will dry out but if it’s cooked well it will be succulent and this fresh and zesty salsa tops it off- yum, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
4 x 125g pork loin steaks
400g borlotti beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon coriander leaves

1. Place pork on a pre-heated BBQ or char grill and cook for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
2. While pork is resting, mix together avocado, tomato, beans, lime juice and coriander.
3. Serve pork with steamed greens and bean salad.
Serves 4

Sweet Lime and Chicken Salad

Spring has sprung so it’s time to start eating a little lighter. This is a lovely quick and easy light salad with a sweet lime dressing that will make you wanting more. Perfect for lunch or a light low carb dinner.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
2 baby cos lettuces
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges
100g green beans, topped, tailed and blanched
1 BBQ chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
1/3 cup coriander leaves
juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

  1. Place lettuce, avocado, tomato, beans, chicken and coriander in a large bowl.
  2. Mix together lime juice and sugar and pour over salad.
  3. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Note: To blanch is to immerse in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds and then to refresh under cold water.

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 317 Fat: 12.59g Carbs: 14.05g Fibre: 7.97g Sugars: 3.92g Protein: 36.85