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Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Pork

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 17 mins
Yield 4 Servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 3/4 lb.)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces thin rice noodles (vermicelli) or angel-hair pasta
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 397
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 0 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 65 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • sodium 453 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut pork tenderloin in half lengthwise (if it is thicker than 2 inches, cut into thirds lengthwise). Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork. Mist a ridged grill pan or skillet with nonstick cooking spray and warm over medium-high heat. Cook pork, turning as needed, until no longer pink in center, 11 to 13 minutes. Remove to a plate, tent with foil and let stand.

  2. In a bowl, stir together lime juice, sugar, 1 tsp. black pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt until sugar is dissolved. In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles until tender, 2 to 4 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain, rinse until cool and drain again. Place noodles in a large serving bowl and toss with 3/4 of lime-juice mixture. Gently mix in lettuce, carrots, mint and basil.

  3. Thinly slice pork and place in a bowl. Toss with remaining lime-juice mixture. Top noodle salad with pork slices and any reserved juices and serve.