Barbecue Pork Salad with Cilantro, Corn and Avocado
So you just got done smoking a HUGE smoked pork shoulder and are wondering what in the heck you are going to do with all those leftovers (please tell me I am not the only one who habitually over-estimates the amount of food people will eat) – no worries, I got you covered. This salad is so good, my husband walked by and swiped it from me as soon as I was done shooting it. It’s so good, guys like it. And it’s a salad.
And why wouldn’t they – it has smoked pork shoulder (amazing), corn (superb), fresh avocado (perfection), green pepper (for added crunch), BBQ sauce (throw in some ranch too while you are at it if you want), cilantro (smells and tastes good) and a squeeze of lime. Done and done.
The thing to remember with the smoked pork shoulder, is that it is something you are probably going to have to do on a weekend – so go with your gut instinct and make way too much. Then, you can have easy, delicious dinners like this to make throughout the week. This salad would brighten up any weeknight – even a Monday, which is saying a lot.
Keepin tonight’s post short and sweet – we had a TON of amazing new recipes coming out of The Wooden Skillet kitchen this weekend and I cannot wait to share everything with you. I also have two more recipes for your leftover pork shoulder to share with you! Stay tuned!
This could be your dinner (or lunch) tomorrow….. so beautiful and so yummy.
- 2 cups loosely packed spinach or romaine lettuce
- 1 cup smoked pork shoulder (best if served warm – to re-heat if cold simply place on baking sheet and put under broiler for 3 minutes or until sufficiently warm)
- 1/3 cup corn (canned, frozen or roasted)
- 1/2 avocado (diced or sliced)
- 1/4 green pepper (diced or sliced)
- 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2–3 Tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1–2 Tablespoons ranch (OPTIONAL)
- 1 lime wedge
- Place lettuce in bowl.
- Add pork, corn, avocado, green pepper and cilantro on top of lettuce.
- Top with BBQ sauce.
- OPTIONAL – combine BBQ sauce with ranch to make BBQ-Ranch dressing.
- Serve with lime wedge.