Cafe Rio Pork Salad

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I so wish we had a Café Rio in Calgary…Costa Vida is good but there is just something about Café Rio that is better! 🙂 It’s a long process but it’s worth it!



Cheese (optional)


Lime wedges


Soft tortilla

Hard tortilla chips

Pulled pork

2 lbs Pork roast

1 bottle President’s Choice Apple Butter BBQ sauce.

1/4 c water

Cilantro Lime Rice

2 tbsp olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

4 cloves minced garlic

5 chicken broth

1 2/3 c water

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

2 tsp cumin

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp salt

3 c long grain rice

Mexican Black Beans

2 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 can black beans (15oz), rinsed an drained

1 can petite- cut tomatoes (15 oz)

1 tsp salt

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

1 1/3 c light sour cream

3/4 Mayo

1 bunch of cilantro

1 package of Ranch Dressing (the powdered stuff)

4 tbsp Safeway Salsa Verde

1-2 cloves of garlic

1/8 tabasco sauce

juice 1 lime

*add milk if too thick

Pico De Gallo

4 fresh tomatoes

1 white onion, chopped

1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped

2 cloves minced garlic

1/2 tsp lime juice

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper


Pulled Pork

  1. In your crock pot cook 2 lbs pork roast, seasoned with salt & pepper on low for 6 hours. You may want to add 1/4 c water. Shred meat, Add 1 bottle of President’s Choice Apple Butter BBQ sauce. Cook for another hour.

Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. Saute olive oil, onion & garlic till fragrant.
  2. Boil everything else except rice in a large pot.
  3. Add onion and garlic, then add rice. Cover and simmer till rice is cooked.

Mexican Black Bean

  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic and cumin in  olive oil until fragrant. Add beans and tomatoes and salt, Continuously stir until heated through.

Pico De Gallo

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Cilantro Ranch Dressing

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Add milk if it is too thick.

Assemble salad, You can use a tortilla if you would like! Start with the lettuce, rice, beans, pork, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, cilantro ranch dressing, cilantro, lime wedges and crispy tortillas on top.

xo erin


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