This post may contain affiliate links.
Lemon Pork Salad is a recipe idea I got from this Thai restaurant in the Woodlands, Texas I have been going to. You can make it with whole foods ingredients. You can also adapt it to meet your needs if you are like me and are trying to avoid calories and carbs which result in elevated HDL and LDL as I have had lately. They don't offer the calorie and nutrition count but I can give a rough approximation using our API nutrition calculator.
They list their price as $13.95 but I'm betting you can do it for way less. Pork loin can be as little as $3.00 for 3 pieces. Here is a list of the other ingredients straight from their menu. I love eating there by the way. Great art, ambiance, and service, and the food taste and presentation feel really high quality for the price. The salad was gorgeous but it didn't actually come with the advertised ingredients.
Lemon Pork Salad| $13.95
Pork sirloin mixed with cilantro, garlic, lime & chili served over lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes
You can make a chili vinaigrette easily or just use a sweet chili sauce like in our recipe here.
If you're like me and you want something simple and healthy, a simple mixture of rice vinegar and chopped Thai chili are good or you could add in a bit of oil too. I just went with a simple mixture of rice vinegar, sambal, and the juice of a lemon.
Putting it all Together
Salads are pretty simple, you just toss it together and serve. The hardest part is garnishing with the lemons sliced in circles with slits to make them stand up. You can use youtube videos for creating the cool shapes of the carrots and citrus.
For the actual salad, you just add together the greens and toss! You can place the pork on top or toss it in as they did at the restaurant. Plate and garnish to make it look gorgeous. Lemon Pork Salad is a recipe inspired by one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the Houston metro area. It is a simple whole food recipe.
Lemon Pork Salad (ยำหมูเลม่อน)
- Salad Bowl
- 1 pound pork loin sliced into bite-sized slices
- 3 cups mixed greens
- ½ cup carrots julienned
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut in half, optional
- 1 cup Rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. garlic chili sauce
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil optional, or canola oil
- 1 Orange Sliced into ornamental discs
- 1 Lime Sliced into ornamental discs
- Sautee the pork loin in a skillet on ea. side about 4-8 minutes until done to your liking.
- Mix the dressing ingredients.
- Toss the salad, garnish and plate.