Asian Pork Salad in a white bowl on a bamboo mat with chopsticks next to the bowl

Asian Pork Salad

Ground pork cooked in a ginger and sesame oil sauce over a bowl of lettuce makes a great quick weeknight meal for the whole family: Asian Pork Salad.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword pork, salad, soy sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 461kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup carrots minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup water chestnuts drained
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 head lettuce chopped


  • In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat
  • Add the carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened
  • Add the ginger and ground pork, stirring for about 10 minutes until the pork is broken up and cooked through
  • Add the water chestnuts, soy sauce, and sesame oil
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring to coat the meat
  • Remove the pan from the heat and fold in the cilantro
  • Line serving bowls with lettuce, then use a slotted spoon to scoop the meat mixture into the bowls


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6020IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.5mg