Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

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!

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!

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Pulled Pork, Cabbage and Arugula Salad

5 from 9 votes Prep: 10 minutes Total: 10 minutes Servings: 6 servings Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


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!


4 cups pulled pork3 cups sliced red cabbage1 cup baby arugula1 medium carrot, grated1 small bunch cilantro, chopped1/3 cup sliced almonds1 recipe Citrus Lime Vinaigrette


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl, drizzle with the Citrus Lime Vinaigrette and stir together.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 2535IU | Vitamin C: 35.2mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2.2mg Course: Salad Cuisine: American Keyword: Pulled Pork Arugula Salad, Pulled Pork Cabbage Salad, Pulled Pork Salad

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