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Easy Pork Salad Recipe with Yam Beans and Aromatic Southeast Asian Herbs. Copyright © 2020 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Pork Salad with Yam Beans Recipe

This pork salad recipe with yam beans, aromatic Southeast Asian herbs and peanuts is a light, refreshing dish with fragrance, texture, crunch, and spicy pork flavours. Made with yam beans or jicama, it’s the latest in our Cambodian salad recipes series and is fantastic on its own or part of a Southeast Asian feast.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Brine1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Sharing
Cuisine: Cambodian
Servings: 4 shared
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 200 g pork tenderloin


  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp palm sugar crushed
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Mixed Salad

  • 100 g yam bean jicama
  • 70 g carrot
  • 70 g cucumber

Mixed Salad Herbs

  • ¼ cup mint
  • ¼ cup Thai basil
  • ¼ cup Holy basil
  • ¼ cup coriander


  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted roasted peanuts unsalted, coarsely ground


  • Brine the pork with salt and sugar for at least an hour.
  • Dry the pork off. Mix together the fish sauce, palm sugar, garlic, chilli powder and vegetable oil and marinate the pork for at least 1/2 an hour.
  • Remove the pork from the marinade and grill on a BBQ. Paste the pork with the marinade as it cooks. Cook to your liking, but we stop cooking at 60˚C, with a final internal temperature of 63˚C after resting. Rest the pork under foil on an oven tray. Once it’s cooled down, slice the pork loin thinly.
  • Peel the yam bean, carrot, and cucumber (optional, we like the cucumber skin) and julienne them to around 7cm length.
  • Combine the mixed salad herbs with the vegetables and pork and dress with the fish sauce, sugar and lime juice.
  • Garnish with peanuts before serving.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1573mg | Potassium: 1174mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4689IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 8mg