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

Ingredients

Dressing:
  • 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.

Dressing:

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.