ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Thai Pork Salad

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 6 servings
Most of the fat in this recipe is monounsaturated, which reduces LDL, or "bad" cholesterol.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean boneless pork chops
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) package broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • Hot cooked basmati rice (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 218
  • caloriesfromfat 49 %
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 57 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 220 mg
  • calcium 62 mg

How to Make It

  1. Process pork in a food processor until coarsely chopped.

  2. Sauté pork in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and cool.

  3. Combine pork, cilantro, and next 7 ingredients.

  4. Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, and olive oil. Drizzle over slaw, tossing to coat. Top with pork mixture; serve with cucumber slices, and, if desired, rice. Garnish, if desired.

  5. Note: Fish sauce is found in Asian markets and large supermarkets.