I adore pork belly, it's the star of this hearty salad!

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Serves 4

You will need:
3/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
11/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 slices pork belly
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 pears, sliced
1 butternut squash, sliced
½ small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Mix salt, pepper, thyme, and onion powder in a bowl, and rub 3/4 of the mixture into the pork belly.
  3. Place the pork belly in an ovenproof dish, and cover it with the maple syrup.
  4. Roast until golden, about 30-45 minutes, turning over every 10 minutes.
  5. Place the pears and squash on a roasting tray, and drizzle with olive oil. Top with remaining salt, pepper, and dried thyme.
  6. Bake until golden and tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Cut the pork belly into slices and place it into bowls with red cabbage, greens, tomatoes, pears, and butternut squash.
  8. Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve.


I adore pork belly, it's the star of this hearty salad!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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