We are getting our pork on, thanks to Smithfield! All recipes and opinions are my own, so enjoy!
I may or may not be completely obsessed with this Mexican Cobb Salad. I mean, what isn’t there to love? Crispy, fried tortilla strips, fresh avocado, grilled corn, and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Sirloin. Hello, amazing, where have you been all my life?
This salad is perfect for transitioning into summer, because you have the delicious, hot pork, but the cool, crisp lettuce, and tomatoes. But then we heat it back up with some red chiles, and cool it back down with some Queso Fresco and Monterey Jack cheese. There is just so much going on here. So much. It’s mind-boggling.
Like most of my Mexican dishes, I am all about the variety of flavors and textures that are absolutely essential to a successful meal. Like I said, there is so much going on here, you would think this was a super hard meal, but no! Not at all, this meal comes together in just 30 minutes! Holla!
To really make this dish easy, I utilized some amazing Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Sirloin. I went with the Peppercorn & Garlic variety and just threw it in the oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. So easy. While it was cooking, I prepped all the other parts of the salad, like the hard-boiled egg and grilled corn. How nice is it to not have to worry about the meat? Smithfield totally has my back, and yours too.
Now, I didn’t specifically include a dressing with this Mexican cobb salad, because really, you could just dump your favorite over it and call it a day. I’m personally partial to a spiced up ranch dressing, or my special cilantro lime vinaigrette. It really just depends on the day and my mood. Do I want to be naughty? Or nice? And by nice I mean healthier. Or something. It’s all in my head.
Shall we get to eating? I think yes!
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