Keto pulled pork with roasted tomato salad

Keto pulled pork with roasted tomato salad

Savory pulled pork—always tender. Roasted tomatoes—always flavorful. Avocado hummus—always creamy. Put all three on a plate, and you have keto satisfaction, guaranteed.

Keto pulled pork with roasted tomato salad

Savory pulled pork—always tender. Roasted tomatoes—always flavorful. Avocado hummus—always creamy. Put all three on a plate, and you have keto satisfaction, guaranteed.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

Pulled pork
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (5 g) cocoa nibs or cocoa powder
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp anise seeds or fennel seeds
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 30 oz. 900 g pork shoulder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp salt
Roasted tomato salad
  • 20 oz. 600 g cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Avocado hummus
  • 3 3 ripe avocadoripe avocados
  • ½ ½ lemon, the juice
  • ½ cup 125 ml fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
  • ¼ cup 60 ml (35 g) sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Grind the spices and cacao nibs using a pestle and mortar or grinder. Mix with olive oil and rub all over the pork shoulder.
  2. Place the meat in a slow cooker and cook for 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
  3. Remove from the slow cooker and use two forks to shred the meat into small pieces. Serve with roasted tomato salad and avocado hummus.

Roasted tomato salad

  1. Brush olive oil onto the cherry tomatoes and add spices.
  2. Cook the tomatoes on a grill if you have an accessory like a vegetable wok to accommodate delicate veggies. Otherwise, roast in a hot oven until the tomatoes begin to turn color and soften—around 15 minutes in a 440°F (225°C) oven.
  3. Turn off the oven but leave the tomatoes in the oven so they continue to roast. They should become a little blackened, which gives extra flavor.
  4. Remove from oven and arrange on a plate. Top with chopped scallions. Sprinkle vinegar and a little bit more olive oil on the roasted tomatoes to finish.

Avocado hummus

  1. Split the avocados in half and remove the pits and skin.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and mix until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Add more olive oil, lemon juice, or water if the hummus is too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tip!

Taking a break from a hot oven? Go ahead and cook the cherry tomatoes on your stovetop. Just pan-fry in olive oil over medium-high heat.

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8 comments

  1. Elizabeth
    Going to have to try this one - every component looks absolutely delicious!
  2. Kelly
    I tried this today and its terrible. The coco makes it far too bitter. I rescued it by adding canned tomatoes, onion and peanut better to make a sauce that works with coco.
  3. Juli
    has any body else tried this dish?? What are your thoughts ?
  4. Bryan
    I used this recipe and made it in my Instapot. I added 1 cup of chicken broth but it left quite a bit of liquid. I boiled it down and added it to the pork but It made it kind of salty. I used 100% cocoa powder from gherridelli and I didn't think it was bitter.

    3lb meat cut in 2in chunks
    Browned on both sides
    Cooked 50 min with 30 min natural release.

  5. Ginger
    Honestly everything came out far too salty. I think if just reduced or dropped off the salt, it would taste great.
  6. Jennifer
    I loved this! Not too salty, and not bitter all. I used a 2.5 lb roast. Didn't need to cut it or brown in. Just put the whole thing in for 4 hrs on high. The avocado hummus is heavenly and worked really well with all the components. Only change was that I omitted the ground ginger and fennel but replaced it with Chinese 5 spice. It was perfect and was asked when I would make it again. I'm doubling the recipe next time for more left overs.
  7. Petra
    Try pork belly instead. It's awesome.
  8. Sandy
    I just made all of this and it was delicious! I know my taste buds so I didn’t use as much as the recipe calls for. I think when adding spices you have to go by your taste. Spices can be very personal and you should taste as you go. But then I use recipes as a guidance not as law. 😂😂😉👍🏻👍🏻

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