Air-fried pork schnitzel with pear & pomegranate salad Air-fried pork schnitzel with pear & pomegranate salad

This pork schnitzel is a great way to get some use out of your air-fryer—and avoid the excess oil in this pub classic!


Serves 4


45 minutes



  • 1 pork loin, sliced into 2cm thick steaks
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup pistachios, roasted
  • ½ cup pepitas, roasted
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to season


Using a meat mallet, flatten the pork steaks until 1cm thick. Pat dry with a paper towel and brush both sides with olive oil.
Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Dip each pork steak into the breadcrumb mixture and coat both sides.
Add the pork to the basket of the air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 200°C for 15 minutes, flipping the steaks over halfway.
Combine Greek yogurt, sweet chilli sauce, pomegranate juice, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper in a small bowl to make the dressing.
Combine romaine, pears, pistachios, pepitas, and pomegranate seeds in a medium bowl to make the salad.
Pour dressing mixture over salad and serve with schnitzels.

Originally published in The Costco Connection, Mar/Apr 2020. Pick up the latest copy at your local warehouse or read it online.