Vermicelli noodle salad with pork loin recipe

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Vermicelli noodle salad with pork loin
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  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories405 Kcal20%
Fat13 g19%
Saturated Fat3 g15%
Carbohydrates29 g11%

Our vermicelli noodle salad with pork loin takes just 30 minutes to cook. It can be eaten warm or cold. 

This vermicelli noodle salad with pork loin is just over 400 calories. It's easy to prepare in just a few steps, making it an ideal mid-week dinner. We've used pork loin but you could swap for chicken, prawns, beef, or tofu if you prefer.


  • 1tbsp sesame seed oil
  • juice 1 lime
  • ½ tsp chilli oil
  • 2tbsp tamari
  • 1/4tsp sugar
  • 1tsp miso paste
  • 300g pork loin medallions, flattened to 1cm, fat trimmed and discarded
  • 50g dried vermicelli rice noodles
  • 100g baby corn
  • 80g Sugar snaps
  • 100g Bean sprouts
  • 20g Mint, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 20g Coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped (optional)




  1. Mix together the sesame oil, lime juice, chilli oil, tamari and sugar. This is your spicy dressing. Mix 2tsp of the spicy dressing with the miso and brush over the pork medallions. Leave to marinate for 10mins.
  2. Boil a kettle. Place the noodles in a bowl and the baby corn and sugar snaps in another. Cover both with boiling water, leave to soak for 5 mins then drain.
  3. Toss the noodles with 1tsp of spicy dressing and most of the finely chopped mint, coriander and fresh chilli, if using. Slice the baby corn and sugar snaps in half lengthways.
  4. Heat 1tsp oil in a large frying pan and cook the pork for 2 mins on each side then leave to rest. In the same pan toss the bean sprouts with a splash of water and cook for 2mins to heat through. Divide all the ingredients between two bowls and drizzle over the remaining dressing. Can be eaten warm or cold.

Top tips for making vermicelli noodle salad

You can enjoy this salad warm or cold. If eating cold we suggest dicing the pork into small chunks as it's easier to eat.

Pork loin medallions are a good low-fat source of meat as long as you trim any visible fat away. They are a great source of protein and pair perfectly with our spicy marinade.

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Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.