Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

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Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab
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I find it funny that all year I dreamt of the freedoms of summer (long days spent outside, wide open schedules that provide the freedom to go and explore, friends and family dropping by just because) and yet it seems that this year, our summer was booked before it began. This has resulted in me looking for shortcuts in the dinner department (while toting kids back and forth to camps, balancing my husband and I’s travel schedule, and keeping up on a heavier than usual workload), but not wanting to sacrifice the fresh flavors and succulent grilled foods I look forward to all year long. Even on our slowest days, I still find myself not wanting to be stuck in my kitchen cooking a meal that takes an hour to put together. Enter my saving grace: Taylor Farms. Their chopped salad kits, available in 10 different varieties, have become a delicious starting point for many of our favorite summer meals this year.

These salads are carefully crafted with full and balanced flavors.

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

I’ve discovered that by taking my cues from the flavor profiles of Taylor Farms genius salad kids, the guesswork is taken out of what I should cook that evening. These are not your mom’s bag of iceberg lettuce, you may not so fondly remember. These salads are carefully crafted with full and balanced flavors. By adding just a few extra ingredients, these salad kits can be turned into a summer meal that everyone will adore, at least I know we do. Think about it: add some fresh seasonal fruit, chopped avocado, or yummy grilled meat and you've got a meal that looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab
Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

For this meal I paired Taylor Farms Chopped Asian Salad Kit with some hoisin marinated pork tenderloin skewers that were cooked to perfection on the grill. The kit already included crispy green cabbage, carrots, celery, green onions, slivered almonds, crunchy wonton noodles, and their delicious tangy, yet sweet sesame ginger dressing. I added some black sesame seeds (you know, to be extra fancy) and my grilled pork and I was done! Guys- I didn't have to chop anything! It was heaven. And no one would ever guess it came from a bag. I kid you not, I once left a bowl full of this salad and some shredded rotisserie chicken for my babysitter to have for dinner, and she begged for the recipe when I returned home that night. I'm not above trickery.

If you're like me and your summer is turning out to be less relaxing and a little more hectic than you planned, at least when it's dinner time you can kick back, listen to the sizzle of your grill, and rest while knowing that Taylor Farms has got the rest of your dinner in the bag. Literally. What a beautiful thing.

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Asian Chopped Salad with Hoisin Marinated Pork Kabab

Serves 4


2 lbs pork tenderloin
1 cup hoisen sauce
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. 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. Once all skewers are assembled heat your grill to high.
  2. Grill the meat for 3 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly charred. Use the last ¼ cup of hoisin sauce as a marinade while the meat is cooking.  
  3. While the pork is being grilled, divide all contents of the Taylor Farms Chopped Salad kit evenly onto 4 dinner plates. Top each plate with peppers, a pork skewer, sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle pork with the remaining ⅓ packet of dressing.