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Honey Vanilla Glazed Pork Roast with Wilted Spinach


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Makes 8 servings.

Wilted baby spinach, cinnamon, toasted pine nuts and oranges create an aromatic and colorful bed for this flavorful pork roast. Perfect for entertaining, this dish is so easy to prepare, you'll be with your guests in no time.


2 lbs boneless pork loin roast, trimmed

1/4 cup honey

2 Tbs white vinegar

1 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Basil Leaves

1 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Cumin, Ground

1 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbs olive oil

2 packages (6 ounces each) baby spinach leaves

1/4 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Cinnamon, Saigon

1/8 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind

1/8 tsp salt

1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained or 1 seedless orange, peeled and thinly sliced

2 Tbs pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted


Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pork on rack in foil-lined roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Mix honey, vinegar, basil, cumin and vanilla in small bowl. Brush 1/2 of glaze on pork.

Roast 1 hour or until desired doneness, brushing with remaining glaze halfway through cooking. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Heat oil in large deep skillet on medium heat. Add spinach, cinnamon, pepper and salt; toss to coat. Cook and stir about 2 1/2 minutes or until spinach is slightly wilted. Remove from heat. Toss in oranges and toasted pine nuts.

Serve sliced pork over bed of spinach.