Vietnamese Cabbage And Pork Salad

Vietnamese Cabbage And Pork Salad
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Source: The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Author Robyn Webb: "I love that salad bars are now adding fresh sliced cabbage to the bins. It’s so much easier to have pre-sliced cabbage on hand to create this refreshing summer salad. Use this dressing also as a marinade for other foods such as chicken or beef."

This recipe from The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook, by Robyn Webb. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 85

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 325mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 12g
  • Potassium 305mg
  • Phosphorus 120mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Lean meat, 1/2 Fat



  • pork tenderloin
    1 lbs
  • olive oil
    1 tsp
  • Kosher Salt
    1/4 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • green cabbage (sliced)
    2 cup
  • red onion (thinly sliced)
    1/2 cup
  • cucumber(s) (sliced)
    1/2 cup
  • fresh lime juice
    3 tbsp
  • fish sauce
    1 tbsp
  • light soy sauce
    1 tbsp
  • sesame oil
    1 tsp
  • sugar
    1/2 tsp
  • cayenne pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • romaine lettuce leaves (torn)
    4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cover a broiler rack with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Rub the pork with the oil, salt, and pepper. Roast the pork for about 20 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and broil the pork for about 5 minutes, turning once until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees when inserted into the thickest part of the pork. Remove the pork from the oven to a carving board and let rest.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, red onion, and cucumber. Whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Add to the cabbage mixture and toss well. Cut the pork into thin slices and add to the salad and toss again.

  3. Line a platter with romaine lettuce. Pile the pork salad on top of the lettuce.