Smoky Kassler Pork and Roasted Veg Salad

This Smoky Kassler Pork and Roasted Veg Salad is a hearty yet refreshing meal perfect for any season.

This dish is a blend of rich flavours of smoked pork steak with the sweet earthiness of roasted butternut and gem squash, tossed with mixed salad leaves, pomegranate seeds, and macadamias and finished with a tangy sun-dried tomato buttermilk dressing.

Makes 4 portions

Cut: Pork shoulder

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


For the salad:

  • 400g smoked Kassler pork steak, cubed
  • 4 cups mixed salad leaves
  • ½ cup deseeded cherries
  • 1½ cups roasted butternut squash, with honey butter
  • 1 gem squash, sliced and toasted, with honey butter
  • Salted and chopped macadamias to taste
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish
  • Soft goat’s cheese, to taste

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup oil (from the sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Sauté the Kassler pork cubes in a pan until golden.
  2. Prepare the dressing by blending all ingredients until smooth, then chill.
  3. Assemble the salad with leaves, roasted vegetables, pork, cherries, macadamias, and goat’s cheese. Drizzle with the dressing before serving.

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