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Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad

Adapted from Peachy Palate

Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cabbage #pork #salad #recipe

I had a bit of BBQ pulled pork that I made for my young adult kids that was left after they were done enjoying their sandwiches. Once they’re done, they’re done. There’s no eating the leftovers, so I stashed the leftover pulled pork in a freezer-safe container in the freezer until I had time to make something with it. I totally enjoyed the peach pecan BBQ pulled pork salad I made first, and then almost simultaneously my friend gave me a head of cabbage from her garden and I stumbled across this recipe from Peachy Palate … plus I had some of my Thai-inspired peanut sauce in the fridge that I wanted to use, too. This seemed like the perfect opportunity!

It’s a surprisingly filling and very fulfilling salad. You may be able to, but I couldn’t finish it all in one go. I came home tonight with a bad case of the munchies. I was thinking of chowing down the potato chips I found in the cupboard, but trying hard to refrain. I looked in the fridge. What was there that would satisfy these dang munchies without a lot of calories? Luckily, I’d packaged up the rest of this salad in a container. I grabbed it and gobbled it down. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Once I had polished off all the leftover salad, I took note of my cravings and how my body was feeling and was pleased to note that the crazy craving had reduced and my body was singing inside. This is a salad that offers so many angles of satisfaction: lots of colors to please your eyes, a very pleasing bit of crunch, hearty meat, heady herbs, and roasted peanuts (or cashews) for extra crunch and that salt craving that inevitably hits … and (if you so desire) that little bite of spice that us pepper-heads (a.k.a. sinus sufferers) crave.

Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 - 2 servings

Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad


  • About 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 of a small red or yellow bell pepper, sliced thin and cut into matchsticks (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced and chopped (about 1/2 - 2/3 cup)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup leftover barbecued pulled pork (I used about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons coconut cilantro lime curry sauce (recipe here) - add extra Sriracha for a spicier salad
  • For the top:
  • About 2 Tablespoons chopped peanuts or toasted cashews
  • Extra fresh mint leaves and/or cilantro leaves, for garnish


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the salad ingredients.
  2. Pour the dressing over and toss.
  3. Put the salad on your plate and top with chopped peanuts or toasted cashews, then garnish with fresh mint and/or cilantro leaves. Enjoy!


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Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cabbage #pork #salad #recipe

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8 Responses

  1. Delicious ! I’ve been wanting to do pulled pork for a long time now, however as there is only two of us it seems a bit extravagant, but its one the list of things to cook when we have a BBQ/Friends round, so I’ll make sure we now have left over pulled pork for this dish Yummed!

    July 16, 2015 at 1:57 am

    • Ann

      Thank you, Brian! I found that BBQ pulled pork freezes well, so you can definitely keep your leftovers in the freezer and enjoy a pulled pork salad whenever you like!

      July 16, 2015 at 7:09 am

  2. This looks delicious! We happen to have some pork in our refrigerator as I type this. Definitely trying this! Visiting from Let’s Get Real Weekly Link Party.

    July 16, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you, Angela! I really loved it and so glad you do too!

      July 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

  3. I’ll admit, we usually go out to get pulled pork but this is hard to resist. I You may have converted me. I’ll have to give this recipe a try. Looks amazing!

    July 17, 2015 at 10:02 am

    • Ann

      If you go out for pulled pork, get some extra to bring home and make this. It’s delish!

      July 18, 2015 at 11:57 am

  4. YUM! Thanks for sharing this one with the Thursday Blog Hop! Pinned it!

    July 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

  5. This looks fabulous!!!

    September 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm