Easy Thai Salad with Pork

Peanut butter, lemon and soy create this easy dressing for this Thai-inspired salad with tender grilled pork.

Easy Thai Salad with Pork
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Grill 8 mins


  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup warm water
Pork and salad:
  • 6 boneless, thin-cut pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 cups shredded iceberg lettuce, washed
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet red peppers, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

Make It

1. Heat gas grill to hot or prepare outdoor grill with hot coals.


2. Whisk peanut butter, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and ginger in a bowl until smooth. Slowly whisk in warm water. Cover and set aside.

Pork and salad:

3. Brush chops with soy sauce. Grill 4 minutes. Turn and grill 3 to 4 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Set aside and keep warm.

4. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, red pepper and scallions with 3/4 cup of the dressing. Place a scant 2 cups of salad on each plate. Thinly slice pork; fan slices over each salad. Drizzle each with about 1 tablespoon dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 353, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 58, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 17, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 28, sodium (mg): 541, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.