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Leftover Carnitas Salad

Carnitas Salad Recipe

Leftover Carnitas Salad

Leftover Carnitas Salad, yes I said leftovers hahahaha. Maybe you never have leftover carnitas but since we are a small family we always have leftover carnitas. I am always looking for ways to use them up besides just my regular tacos or burrito bowls. We love to cook our carnitas in the slow cooker. Check out the recipe here: Clean Eating Slow Cooker Carnitas. The slow cooker carnitas recipe is probably the most popular when I run my Slow Cooker Groups. People love it and so do we!!

Ingredients for Salad:

  • Leftover Carnitas
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 a red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4-5 cups of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • lime wedges to garnish

Ingredients for Dressing:

  • 1/4 of olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tsps of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of adobo
  • 1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt


  1. Warm up your left over carnitas under the broiler to crisp them up.
  2. Put frozen corn in a pan and cook until toasted. A little char on it or burn as I like to call it.
  3. While toasting the corn put all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and top with dressing. Toss your salad and serve. Enjoy!!

We had this last night and my hubby loved it!! We will definitely be doing this salad again. If you need something a little more hearty or CARBS…. add some quinoa or brown rice to ice. Or why not eat some tortillas or make this salad into a tostada! Sounds yummy right?

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Slow Cooker Carnitas Clean Eating Recipe

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Hey guys!! I posted the other night on my Instagram about our yummy dinner that we had and a lot of you asked me for the recipe. I am happy to be able to share this with you and the best part it is super easy. I love slow cooker recipes because once I set it up that is all I need to do for dinner that day. The other amazing part is that I usually have enough leftovers to have this dinner for two nights!

Slow Cooker Carnitas


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 can of low sodium chicken broth (16 ounces)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of natural orange juice
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro


  1. Add onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place pork on top of the onion.
  3. Add all other ingredients.
  4. Set on LOW for 8 hours.
  5. Once done shred pork. At this point it will be falling apart 🙂
  6. This part is optional. Spread the pork on a pan and place under the broiler in your oven for a few minutes to crisp it up. It turns out amazing 🙂

It is that easy! This is a great meal to have on a whole wheat tortilla or as I like to have it over some quinoa and topped with salsa, guacamole and cilantro. It is a family favorite around our house. The other great thing is that it fits in with my 21 Day Fix food plan. Yes, food this good can be eaten in my 21 Day Fix challenge group!  (use the guide on how to use your containers or ask me for clarification on this recipe).

Check out my previous post “Meal Plan for One Day Eating Clean”

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Until next time,

Joanne Barnes-Jung

Independent Beachbody Coach