Pulled Pork Salad is a delicious deconstructed version of a pulled pork sandwich. If you've ever made Pulled Pork, you're probably wondering what to do with all the leftovers! My favourite part of making Pulled Pork is having leftovers that I can freeze for a future meal. You can do alot of fun things with leftover pulled pork, such as Loaded Pulled Pork Fries, but sometimes you might want to sneak some veggies into your day and that is where this dish comes in. Don't worry though, my husband said he actually likes it MORE than a pulled for sandwich. I guess its just that good.
- Spinach (you can use other lettuce but I find spinach holds up well to the heat of the pork and warm croutons)
- Pulled Pork
- Red Onion
- Yellow Pepper
- Barbeque Sauce
- Mayonnaise, Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
- Cheddar Cheese
- Croutons (or homemade with Diced Bread, Butter, Garlic and Parsley)
How to Make Pulled Pork Salad
- Wash and Cut the Veggies
- Mix the Sauce/Dressing
- Prepare the Croutons (if making from scratch)
- Heat the Pork
You can use a cheese grater, vegetable peeler or julienne the carrots.
Anything that you would put on a pulled pork sandwich! Grilled or Sautéed Corn is a fantastic addition.
More Easy Recipes with Pork:
- Loaded Pulled Pork Fries
- Sticky Honey Garlic Pork Bowl
- Pork Perogy Bowl
- Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich
- Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
Pulled Pork Salad
- 6 Cups Baby Spinach
- ½ Yellow Pepper Thinly Sliced
- ½ Small Red Onion Thinly Sliced
- 1 Large Carrot Spiralized or Shredded
- 2 Dill Pickles Diced
- ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
- 1 Pound Pulled Pork
- 2 Cups Bread Cut into 2" Cubes
- 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter Melted
- 1 Clove Garlic Minced
- ½ Teaspoon Parsley
- ⅛ Cup Barbeque Sauce
- ⅛ Cup Mayonnaise (or Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream)
- ⅛ Cup Water
- Note: you can easily use an equal amount of store bought croutons for this. To turn bread into "croutons" for this salad simply cut the bread into 2 inch chunks and spread into an even layer on a baking sheet lined with tinfoil or a silicone mat. Melt the butter and mix in the minced garlic and parsley. Drizzle this over the bread on the baking sheet and then use a utensil to move the bread around so that it is coated.
- Broil in the oven until golden brown. These will be much softer than croutons from the store but will taste similar!
- Mix the water, barbeque sauce and mayonnaise together. Set aside. (You can stir it in a bowl, use an immersion blender or shake it in a squeeze bottle - any method works 😀)
- Wash and Chop the vegetables. I find the more thinly sliced the ingredients are, the better the salad is as each bite is more likely to contain a little bit of everything. Dice the pickles, shred the cheese, thinly slice the red onion, thinly slice the bell pepper, and shred or spiralize the carrot.
- Place the spinach in a bowl and add the other prepared toppings.
- Reheat the pulled pork. Normally I reheat pulled pork on the stove top and mix sauce with it, but for this I find reheating it in the microwave works best as it doesn't get too dried out and it doesn't need sauce added as it will have the dressing added later.
- Mix the Vegetables, other toppings, dressing, pulled pork, croutons/toasted bread together. Serve Immediately.