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Pork Steaks & Grilled Farmers Market Salad

Pork Steaks & Grilled Farmers Market Salad

Pork Steaks & Grilled Farmers Market Salad

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 to 6 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Dive into summer with sweet BBQ pork shoulder steaks and a grilled salad that you can customize with your farmers market finds.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian: Replace pork steaks with 2 (12 to 16 oz.) blocks of extra-firm tofu sliced in half lengthwise, or 4 (8 oz.) packages of tempeh, and follow the same seasoning and grilling directions as the pork.

Vegan: Follow vegetarian substitutions and use a vegan butter substitute.

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free bread.


For dressing:

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup fresh parsley, packed

1/2 cup fresh mint, packed

1/3 cup olive oil

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

For salad:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 1-inch slices sourdough bread

1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise

1 medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise

1 medium leek, halved lengthwise and dark green ends trimmed

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 apple, cored and cut into bite-size pieces

2 cups arugula

For steaks:

4 (8 to 12 oz.) thin, bone-in pork shoulder steaks

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Georgia Boys All-Purpose BBQ Rub

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Step 1: Make dressing

In a food processor, pulse all ingredients together until combined but still coarse. Adjust with additional Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning if needed, to taste.

Step 2: Make salad

Preheat grill and oil grates. Mix butter with Country Onion Herb Veggie Shaker. Generously butter both sides of bread slices with seasoned butter. Grill bread for 2 min. per side, or until toasted with nice grill marks. Let cool, then cut into 1-inch cubes. Meanwhile, brush zucchini, yellow squash, and leek with olive oil and grill for 2 to 3 min. per side, or until nicely charred. Cut veggies into thick slices and toss with bread cubes. Add apple and arugula. Drizzle half the dressing over salad and toss.

Step 3: Cook steaks

Keep grill heated and oil grates again. Season each pork steak liberally with Georgia Boys All-Purpose BBQ Rub. Grill steaks around the outside edge of the coals (or heat source) for 6 to 8 min. per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove from grill and serve alongside salad, drizzled with remaining dressing.