Vietnamese Style Mince Pork Salad

    25 minutes

    This is a tasty, light and healthy Vietnamese style salad recipe. It is ready in under 30 minutes, so is a quick meal for a busy weekday dinner.


    Victoria, Australia
    7 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon finely diced ginger
    • 1 tablespoon lemongrass finely diced
    • 1 small red or green chilli, finely sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
    • 500g pork mince
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) fresh lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 500g mixed salad greens
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 3 spring onions, sliced thinly
    • 2 tablespoons fresh Vietnamese mint, sliced
    • 1 cup coriander leaves, diced

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large wok, (you can use a frying pan if you don't own a wok). Stir fry the ginger, lemon grass, chilli and garlic for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the pork and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is cooked through.
    2. Remove the pork mixture from the stove and allow to cool slightly. Combine the lime juice, fish sauce and brown sugar. Pour over the pork mixture.
    3. Toss the salad greens, onion, mint and most of coriander leaves, (leave some coriander to garnish), with the pork mixture. Serve the salad in a bowl and garnish with the reserved coriander leaves.

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