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Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

Tender pork marinated in hoisin sauce then paired with a bag of Asian chopped salad with a few extras. Might just be the easiest dinner you’ve ever served.


Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab on a platter with dressing

The Easiest Dinner Ever, A True Summer Stunner.

Although we think this salad topped with pieces of hoisin pork tenderloin that’s been grilled to perfection is delicious, that isn’t the reason we sing its praises. We adore this salad so much because at the end of a busy day, you can have dinner on the table ASAP. All this meal requires, effort-wise, is that you cut up a pork tenderloin, marinate it in pre-made hoisin sauce, and toss it on the grill. When paired with a bagged “Asian” chopped salad kit, you’ve got dinner done and happiness all around.

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab with a salad kit, green and red bell peppers and salad dressing
a bowl of pork tenderloin pieces marinating in hoisin sauce

3-Ingredient Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Salad

OK, so maybe a bag of premade salad mix doesn’t technically count as one ingredient, but for the sake of ease, we count it as such. All you need to grab from the grocery store to make this chopped salad meal is a bag of “Asian” chopped salad, a pork tenderloin and a bottle of hoisin sauce. The salad kits labeled “Asian” usually included crispy green cabbage, carrots, celery, green onions, slivered almonds, crunchy wonton noodles, and a delicious tangy, yet sweet sesame ginger dressing. See below for more details!

  • Pork tenderloin: 2 pounds will do ya! If you are only cooking for 1-2 people, you can buy less.
  • Hoisin sauce: You’ll need one cup for the marinade, but we’ve been known to drizzle some extra on our salad too, and we highly recommend that.
  • One “Asian” chopped salad kit in a bag! Here are a few of our favorite brands: Taylor Farms, Good & Gather (you can find this brand at Target), Dole, Fresh Express, or H-E-B.
  • Black sesame seeds & Bell Peppers: These are definitely optional, but if you have them on hand, they make a lovely bonus addition to the meal.
hoisin marinated pork kababs ready for the grill on a baking sheet
grilled Hoisin Marinated Pork Kababs  on a baking sheet
Hoisin Marinated Pork Kababs on parchment paper with a bowl of hoisin sauce
Dressing for Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

How to Make the Easiest Pork Tenderloin Salad

This hoisin pork tenderloin salad might just be the easiest recipe on our site. It’s even less a recipe and maybe more just a really, really good idea. Born out of the desire for a stupidly quick and easy summer grill dinner that can be easily and quickly made after a busy day. Grab your “Asian” chopped salad kit and let's get started.

  1. If using wooden skewers, get those soaking in a bowl of water.
  2. Cut your tenderloin into 16 evenly-sized pieces—about two inches each.
  3. Coat the pork in hoisin sauce and thread it onto the skewers.
  4. Grill the meat for 3 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly charred.
  5. Open salad, place it in a bowl, dress it and add all the toppings (including the grilled pork) and serve to you and all your hungry guests who didn’t have to wait long at all for dinner!
Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

Tools You’ll Need

  • Sharp knife (only to cut the pork tenderloin!! No veggies to chop here!)
  • Measuring cups: Or you can just eyeball the hoisin marinade
  • Skewers: Metal work best, but you can always use bamboo or wooden ones too!
  • Grill

More Chopped Salads at Your Service

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab on a platter
Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab on a plate with red and green bell peppers and sesame seeds

Dinner’s In The Bag (Literally)

If your summer dinners are proving to be less relaxing and a little more hectic than you planned, grab a bag of “Asian” chopped salad a bottle of hoisin sauce and a pork tenderloin and get grilling. We promise this will be the easiest meal you’ve ever made. We’d love to see your finished dish! Don’t forget to tag @themodernproper or #themodernproper on Instagram if you do!

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 535


  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce, divided
  • 1 bag Taylor Farms Asian Chopped Salad Kit
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 bell peppers, julienned (red or green)


  1. Cut the tenderloin into 16 evenly sized pieces about 2 inches in size.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, marinate pork in ¾ cup of the the hoisin sauce turning to coat the meat. Once the meat is coated on all sides, skewer 4 pieces of the pork onto 2 skewers so that the pork lies flat.
  3. Once all skewers are assembled heat your grill to high.
  4. Grill the meat for 3 minutes on all 4 sides until cooked through and slightly charred (145°F on an instant read thermometer.) Use the last ¼ cup of hoisin sauce as a marinade while the meat is cooking.
  5. While the pork is being grilled, toss the cabbage with 2/3 cup dressing in a large bowl. Divide the dressed salad evenly onto 4 dinner plates. Top each plate with bell peppers and a pork skewer.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle pork with the remaining ⅓ packet of dressing.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories535
  • Protein63 g
  • Carbohydrates36 g
  • Total Fat14 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol167 mg
  • sodium1260 mg
  • Total Sugars22 g

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

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  • jenn

    Highly recommend, this was SO DELICIOUS!

    Thanks Jenn!