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Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad is made from, you guessed it, pulled pork, cabbage and arugula along with shredded carrot, cilantro and sliced almonds. This hearty and filling salad is drizzled with a tangy and spicy Citrus Lime Vinaigrette for an extra kick of flavor.

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.

Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

The impetus for this salad was me trying to get creative with what to do with my leftover slow cooker pulled pork. Most people make sandwiches with pulled pork, but I wanted a healthier, more nutrient-dense option.

I’d already whipped my Spicy Pulled Pork Fried Eggs for breakfast (so yum!) but wanted a recipe appropriate for lunch and dinner.

With cabbage, arugula and carrots in my fridge, this salad virtually made itself and came together quickly, just by way of my Winter Meal Prep leftovers. All I had to do was whisk together the Citrus Lime Vinaigrette and chop up some fresh herbs. So easy!

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.

A Hearty and Filling Salad Recipe

The great thing about this salad is that it’s hearty and filling. It’s perfect those cold winter months when you’re using your slow cooker more often and you can use warm or cold pulled pork in this recipe.

Cabbage is a great winter vegetable and strong enough to hold up to all the flavors from the marinated pulled pork and spicy Citrus Lime Vinaigrette. Bonus – the heartiness and durability of the ingredients in this salad mean you can make it ahead of time and it won’t wilt down too much.

In fact, I think this salad recipe is one that gets even better after it’s had time to sit. The jalapeno, lime and cilantro from the vinaigrette meld beautifully with all the other ingredients. It’s tasty, flavorful, filling and an all-around great main course salad recipe. Enjoy!

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.

Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.

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Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette. A hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe.
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Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Pulled pork, cabbage and arugula salad with citrus lime vinaigrette is a hearty, flavorful and healthy salad recipe. It's a great way to enjoy pulled pork with lots of veggies!
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups pulled pork
  • 3 cups sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 recipe Citrus Lime Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl, drizzle with the Citrus Lime Vinaigrette and stir together.
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9 comments on “Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad”

  1. Marvellous! Very friendly to substitutions, too (I used different greens and nuts… still awesome)

  2. I didn’t think I’ll be able to eat on my prepped pulled pork for one more day in a row, but I still gave this salad a try. And I’m sooo glad I did. this is fantastic and I’ll keep on remaking it for quite some while.

    I used pine nuts instead of almonds, because that’s what I had at home and it was delicious!

  3. Hey Lisa,

    I’m on vacation and don’t have access to a slow cooker to make the pork. Any tips on cooking the pork in a conventional oven?
    Thanks.

  4. Hi Lisa, I love all your recipes and images. Can you please share any tips you have for optimizing your site speed with large images?

    • Thanks Shana! You mean my website site speed? I’d recommend compressing your images for web and having a really good host. Both of those affect speed. :)

      • Thanks for your response, Lisa! Yes, I am talking about website speed. I just launched my vegan food blog and I realize my site is moving a little slower than I would like. I have a WordPress site. Thanks for the tips and much success to you;-)