Roast Pork Tacos with Apple Cucumber Salsa Roast Pork Tacos with Apple Cucumber Salsa

Food styling by Eshun Mott | Prop styling by Sabrina Linn Image by: Jesse Brioux

Make this quick version of Mexican carnitas (braised pork tacos) with leftover roast pork. Slice the pork as thinly as you can, then coarsely chop or shred it into bite-size pieces. Use your sharpest, thinnest chef's knife for the job.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

Apple Cucumber Salsa:
  • 1 apple cored and diced (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 3/4 cups diced seeded cucumbers
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • half jalapeño pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • pinch salt
Tacos:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder or chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups thinly sliced roast pork chopped or shredded
  • 8 soft corn tortillas (6 inches/15 cm), heated

Method

Apple Cucumber Salsa: In bowl, stir together apple, cucumber, green onion, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, lime juice, oil and salt. Set aside.

Tacos: In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Stir in pork and 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve in tortillas; top with salsa.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 486 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 412.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 416 mg
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 17.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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