Crunchy Asian Pork Salad

Crunchy Asian Pork Salad

I promised I would do a post Christmas recipe series which would feature some delicious low calorie meal options.

Healthy Asian Salad

Healthy Asian Salad

The first recipe was from Michelle Bridges “No Excuses” Cookbook, Indian Spiced Chicken

Crunchy Asian Salad w Pork

Crunchy Asian Salad w Pork

Today’s offering is a huge, tasty dish that I am sure you will love! It is filling, healthy, low fat, low carb and gluten free.

Low Calorie Main Meal

Low Calorie Main Meal

With a total calorie count of a tiny 325 calories per serving.

Asian Cabbage Salad w Poached Pork

Asian Cabbage Salad w Poached Pork & Lime Dressing

Let me know what you think.

Asian Pork Salad


  • 1 wombok (Chinese cabbage shredded)
  • 1 bunch coriander (chopped roughly)
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 green chilli (chopped finely)
  • 250gm bean sprouts
  • 1 red onion (sliced thinly)
  • 700gm lean heart smart pork
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 4 tsp palm sugar


Bento Salad

1/4 of Salad in a Bento Box

Place all the salad items in a bowl and toss to combine. Divide the mixture amongst four large bento boxes.

Poached Pork

Poaching Pork for a low fat protein

Place the pork in a saucepan with two cups of water. Use a fork to break up the meat prior to turning on the heat. Heat the pork and allow the meat to poach until cooked stirring periodically.

Poached Pork

Drain the Poached Pork

Drain the pork and reserve for the top of the salad.

Mix together the dressing ingredients.

Asian Salad Dressing Ingredients

Asian Salad Dressing Ingredients

Share the pork and dressing amongst the four bento boxes.

Healthy Bento Lunchbox

Healthy Bento Lunchbox of Asian Salad w Pork

So how many readers have decided to make 2013 a healthy eating year. Perhaps you have used your new years resolution to aim for some weight loss. Let me know what you are doing to achieve your goals.

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  1. Looks delicious.

  2. That looks really good! Keep the low cal recipes coming please! I need them 😛

  3. That’s a great looking meal and something I know everyone in my family would love xx

  4. Is there anything better than a salad today? I’m hot sticky and grumpy and I know this salad would put me in a better mood. 🙂

  5. That’s a lotta lime… and I love that! Looks so fresh and wholesome.

  6. Clean. Fresh. Simple. Tasty. I find that’s what I think of when I hear asian salads. Love the simplicity and the flavours used for this dish. It’s making me so hungry!

  7. Perfect for summer my friend, what a refreshing salad 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. great recipes, thx for sharing then…
    btw i think i’m gonna use regular onion, the red onion is too hot for my licking…

  9. The most easiest dish for entertainment, a winner. The vibrant flavours, low cal’s = perfect ingredients.

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