Roasted Pork Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Creamy yogurt horseradish sauce is the perfect sandwich topping for leftover pork, chicken or beef.Roasted Pork Pita Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

When it comes to a healthy and easy lunch, I am the Queen. With a busy 17 month old in charge around here, I have very little time to sit and ponder what I want to eat. In fact, it’s usually around 2PM that I realize I haven’t eaten yet.

A few secrets to creating a nutritious and tasty lunch plate: 

1. Eat the Rainbow: You eat with your eyes first so fill the plate with color. When we do our weekly grocery shopping, we always start in the produce section and we don’t leave until we have every color of the rainbow.  Today’s lunch features, red, green and white. (Yes – onion and garlic are white and FULL of health benefits.)

Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin - The Lemon Bowl2. Cook Once, Eat Twice: On the weekends, I love making a large roast such as my Aunt Paula’s famous Garlic Studded Pork Loin Roast. It’s always too much for the three of us but the leftovers are perfect all week long for salads, tacos, sandwiches, stir-fries and more.

Creamy Tzatziki with Garlic and Dill - The Lemon Bowl3. Maximize Every Ingredient: Let’s be real, I love Miracle Whip as much as the next gal. (No really, I crave it some times!) But guess what? It’s mostly corn syrup and salt. It takes just a minute to create a delicious yogurt-based horseradish sauce that adds protein and tons of flavor. Other great sandwich toppings include avocado slices, hummus, arugula, tzatziki, salsa, fresh herbs, or black bean and corn salsa.

Need a little crunch to go with your sandwich? Check out this great slideshow from Cooking Light: Top 10 Healthy Chips on the market. Pretty thrilled to see my favorite TERRA Sweet Potato Chips on the list! 😉

No fork required this time.

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Roasted Pork Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish Sauce
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Creamy yogurt horseradish sauce is the perfect sandwich topping for leftover pork, chicken or beef.
Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 1
  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • ½ c baby spinach (arugula would be great too)
  • 2-3 oz leftover pork roast (or chicken or beef)
  • ¼ c plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • ½ garlic clove grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Split open pita and fill both halves with equal amounts of baby spinach and leftover pork roast.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle creamy horseradish sauce over the pork or serve along side the sandwich as a dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich Calories: 291 Fat: 8.2 g Saturated fat: 2.8 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 30.6 g Sugar: 3.7 g Sodium: 567 mg Fiber: 6.5 g Protein: 27 g Cholesterol: 60 mg



    • Liz DellaCroce says

      My husband can’t stand mayo and I’m not a big fan of it either so yogurt was a natural choice. So good and guilt free!!! Enjoy!! :-)

  1. says

    This looks delicious. I fully believe in cook once, eat twice! Every weekend I try to make double batches of things or a crock pot full of chili to give us lunch food and leftovers at night. Great recipe! :)

  2. says

    I love anything with horseradish sauce! My favorite is when it’s paired with prime rib. BUT! I’m totally loving this pork sandwich because that means I wont’ be wearing yoga pants the rest of my life! Looks delish, Liz!

    P.S. I totally just saw that you’re going to BHF!! Me too!

  3. says

    LOVE this and love the tips! I am all for bulk cooking. I always have a glass tupperwares in my fridge full of grilled chicken, rice, salad mix, grilled veggies etc ready to grab and make into meals so when it comes to meal times I am not scrambling to make something or grabbing for something less healthy. Its already made – just have to assemble!

  4. says

    I love using pita instead of bread most of the time… And using yogurt instead of mayo is absolutely a great idea. I am not huge fan of mayo and yogurt is definitely far more healthier…
    Great recipe!

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Oooo good I hope you love it as much as we did!!! Make extra sauce – it’s great as a dipper for sweet potato fries! Just sayin’….

  5. Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} says

    I love all if your fab tips! Horseradish? Count me in!

    Hey, have you made homemade mayo yet? My husband loooves to whip it up whenever we might need it.

  6. says

    I love your tips. And creamy horseradish sauce, you are speaking my language! I am bad at remembering to eat lunch. I am the same way. Two o’clock hits and I think yikes I better eat something. I am also bad at reusing leftovers. I normally make something new for myself and pawn off leftovers on my husband. I call it food ADD.

  7. says

    This sandwich looks so colorful and fresh!
    I too get starving around 2 pm. Or sleepy. Never both . . .
    Anyway, as i think about an afterschool snack for my kids I realize I’ve not eaten and have to grab something.
    I’d like to grab this sandwich.

  8. says

    Liz…NOM! Came here for the roasted pork! Between you and Cassie, I have pork on the brain and menu to make on Sunday for next week, LOL! It’s the paleo way…to cook over the weekend to carry you thru busy-busy weekdays. LOVE the creamy yogurt horseradish dipping sauce idea and the tips. Thank you! xo


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