Warm Pork Chop Vegetable Salad

Published on January 9, 2013, by

Let me say that again, but this time hear it with my Chris Rock intonation, “PORK CHOP SALAD?!?!”

Yup! That’s how we roll on Paleo!!! Straight-up this is delicious!


  • 6-8 pork chops
  • 2 large eggplants, chunks
  • 4 zucchini, chunks
  • 4 large tomatoes, chunks
  • 1 large purple onion, thick slices
  • 12 oz shitake mushrooms
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ balsamic vinaigrette

serves 4-6

  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • sea salt & fresh pepper for taste

  1. Marinate pork chop with salt and pepper for 1 hour
  2. Marinate vegetables: tomatoes, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and eggplant with olive oil, herbs, garlic, salt, pepper for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven 375f
  4. Bake vegetables for 30 minutes then put in broiler for 5-10 minutes to brown
  5. Melt butter in skillet and cook pork chops till done, depending on thickness 10-15 minutes each side, slice lengthwise when done
  6. Mix balsamic, soy, add salt and pepper to liking and toss vegetables and meat together!

EAT & ENJOY!**NOTES: For moderate Paleo eaters who sometimes eat dairy, like me, I add goat cheese– so delicious!

Jeanne Floresca (229 Posts)

Jeanne Floresca is the author of How To be Happy 99% of the Time: A Practical Action Plan to Make Life Easier, Fun, and Meaningful and Paleo Traveler: Old World Recipes Flipped NeoPaleo, a cookbook of traditional recipes made Paleo Diet approved. Jeanne has been in the health and fitness industry for over ten years. She is a teacher at heart and along with her entrepreneurial passions, she endeavors to create and build products and programs that support the efforts of people who choose to live a healthy, happy, and youthful lifestyle. Jeanne began her career as a dance teacher then moved into personal training, group exercise, and director positions soon after. In the last few years, Jeanne has fine-tuned her nutrition education and experience combining the Metabolic Typing Diet system, the Paleo Diet system, with her personal holistic methods and created an individualized system of eating called "Intuitive Eating". She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM: CPT & CES) along with numerous certifications such as Pilates, TRX, and as a ShareCare Coach. View Resume

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