Pork: Pork Dishes: Thai Pork Salad

This lowfat salad is quick and easy while retaining its authentic Thai flavors.

Author: Debbie Rizzetto
Date: March 24, 2006

Serves: 4 person(s)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


    1/3 kg lean ground pork
    3 fresh limes
    2 cup cold water
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
    1/2 cup chopped mint
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    2 Tbsp rice vinegar, seasoned
    1/8 tsp cayenne
    2 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
    4 cup finely shredded cabbage


    Combine the pork and the juice of one lime in a saucepan. Cover with the salted cold water and bring to a simmer until the pork is cooked. Ground pork should take about 3 minutes. Other pork will take longer.

    Strain the pork in a colander, pat between two paper towels to remove excess fat. Toss pork with the sliced shallots, mint and cilantro. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.


    For added flavor, after all ingredients have been mixed, try adding 1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts or a tablespoon of peanut butter. But remember, this will increase the fat content of this recipe dramatically!

    Serving suggestion is not included in the recipe analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:248 cals
Kilojoules:1,038 kJ
Fat:15.0 g
Carbohydrates:11.6 g
Protein:17.0 g
Cholesterol:49.0 mg
Sodium:1,051 mg
Saturated Fat:5.0 g
Fiber:2.5 g
Calcium:70.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.0 g

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