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Pork schnitzel with spiced cucumber salad recipe

Pork schnitzel with spiced cucumber salad recipe

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Rustle up this tasty salad of cucumber, radishes and celery topped with tender pork schnitzel and drizzled with a chilli, white wine vinegar and cumin dressing - it's a light but satisfying salad that can be made in just 30 minutes. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 23 mins to prepare and 7 mins to cook
  • 279 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 pork loin steaks
  • 2 tbsp flour, seasoned
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g (2oz) fine polenta
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

For the salad

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) radishes, quartered
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    3g 14%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.5g Protein 29.6g Fibre 2.5g


  1. For the salad, toast the cumin seeds in a pan over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring until fragrant. Combine the cucumber, radishes, celery, chilli, vinegar and cumin seeds in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Put each pork steak between 2 sheets of cling film and bash with a rolling pin until 1cm (1/2in) thick. Put the flour and egg in two separate, shallow bowls. Tip the polenta into a third, shallow bowl and season with the paprika and cumin.
  3. Coat each pork steak in flour, then shake off any excess. Add to the bowl with the egg and turn to coat. Lift out and allow any excess egg to drip off. Finally dip in the polenta mixture and turn until well coated. Set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Cook the pork steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Stir the coriander through the salad and serve immediately with the pork and lemon wedges.

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