Asian Pork Salad with Quinoa
This Asian Pork Salad recipe is made with glazed slices of pork tenderloin atop a colorful salad loaded with crunchy vegetables and quinoa. It’s a super flavorful dish to enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups purple cabbage
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 medium carrots
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves * roughly chopped
Combine the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Whisk thoroughly, divide in half. Reserve one half to use when serving.
Place the pork on a foil-lined baking sheet. Baste with half of the remaining sauce.
Roast for 30-40 minutes, basting again halfway through cooking. Continue to cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
While the pork cooks, start the quinoa by combining the water and quinoa in a medium pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low.
Cover and cook until all of the water is absorbed and the germ of the quinoa is visible, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Cut the cabbage, red bell pepper, and carrots into bite sized pieces. Roughly chop the cilantro.
Once the pork is done cooking, remove it from the oven and set it on a cutting board to rest.
While the pork rests, divide the quinoa, cabbage, carrots, and pepper evenly between 4 bowls.
Slice the pork and place on top of the salads with the extra sauce, if desired.
Garnish with the cilantro.
Tips and Techniques
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. It does take into account all of the sauce.
- Save a little time by preparing the vegetables for the salad while the pork and quinoa are cooking.
- You can prepare all parts of this recipe ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the salads.
- Store leftovers in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 1025mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7076IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg