Ginger Pork with Cucumber and Herbs


Top this pork stir-fry with a crunchy, refreshing cucumber salad for a tasty Asian-inspired dinner.

Total Time:
25 mins


  • 6 green onions, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ½ cup herb leaves such as mint, cilantro, Thai basil, and/or basil

  • Hot cooked brown rice

  • Lime wedges and/or Sriracha sauce (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together half the green onions, the soy sauce, sugar, and crushed red pepper. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat; add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir pork into the garlic and ginger, and then press flat to make one large patty. Cook 3 to 4 minutes without stirring. When pork is browned and crisp on bottom, break up the patty and stir in the soy sauce mixture, reserving the bowl. Stir until pork is completely cooked and crumbled, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  2. In the reserved bowl, combine the remaining green onions, cucumber, and herbs. Spoon pork mixture over rice and top with cucumber salad. Serve with lime wedges and/or Sriracha sauce, if desired.

    Ginger Pork with Cucumber and Herbs

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
23g Fat
46g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 624mg 13%
Folate, total 51.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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