Paleo Moroccan Pork Roast
Servings Prep Time
6-7servings 7minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-7servings 7minutes
Cook Time
  • 3 1/2pounds pork picnic roast
  • 4cloves garlicskinned and halved length-wise
  • 1/4cup Moroccan spice rub mixuse store bought or recipe below
  • 1cup Water
  • 1/2 lemon
Moroccan Spice Rub Mix
  • 1 1/2tablespoons coriander
  • 1 1/2tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon chili powder
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  • 1tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 3teaspoons salt
  • 1pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1teaspoon ginger powder
Tangy Coconut Yogurt Sauce
  • 1cup coconut yogurtpaleo friendly, or plain yogurt
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2cloves garlic
  • 1small handfull cilantro
  • saltto taste
  • pepperto taste
  1. Cut off any skin and about half of the layer of fat of the roast. You want some of that fat for cooking to enhance the flavours and lock in the moisture.
  2. Using a small knife, poke about 8 holes into the roast and stuff the garlic slivers into them. Do more if you love garlic.
  3. If making your own Moroccan Spice mix, combine all listed ingredients for the mix together and use as needed.
  4. Using your hands, rub the Moroccan spice mix all over the roast on a cutting board or large bowl to contain the mess. (Use plastic gloves to protect your hands fro being stained by the spices.)
  5. Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, place the trivet in the Instant Pot as well (the water shouldn’t reach the top of the trivet) and then place the roast ontop.
  6. Secure the lid, select the “Manual” setting and adjust cooking time to 90 minutes.
  7. If you want to crisp up the outside of the roast a bit when it’s done in the Instant Pot (do an instant pressure release if you’re in a hurry), preheat the oven to 450F, transfer the pork to a roasting pan, and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow meat to rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with a lemony yogurt sauce such as the Tangy Coconut Yogurt Sauce.
  10. To make the tangy coconut yogurt: Stir all ingredients together thoroughly in advance. Allow to sit in fridge until needed (you can serve immediately, but the flavors blend better with a little time).