A Traditional, tantalizing Pork Salad Recipe

When you’re looking for a hearty, flavorful dish to bring you a bundle of comfort, look no further than pork salad. A traditionally Eastern European recipe, this savory dish is sure to satisfy a diverse range of tastes and desire for bold, complex flavors. With a healthy mixture of meat, tangy vinegar, and aromatic herbs, this pork salad is sure to burst onto your plate with a world of flavor.


  • 2 lb pork shoulder
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, small dice
  • 2 medium sized pickles, small dice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the pork shoulder and cook until it is golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer the pork to a cutting board and allow to cool; once cooled, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  4. In the same skillet, add the diced onions, carrots and pickles and cook until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, parsley, black pepper and salt; whisk until smooth.
  6. Add the cooked pork, vegetables and dressing and gently toss until combined. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

This pork salad is a great way to make sure your guests are getting plenty of flavorful protein, while still giving them a burst of flavor. With its combination of traditional, hearty flavors and its colorful mix of vegetables and herbs, this pork salad will add an interesting twist to a dinner plate without being overly complicated. The balance of the warm oil, tangy vinegar, aromatic garlic and freshly ground pepper allows each ingredient to be appreciated and enjoyed.

It’s really easy to make and can be enjoyed as a main or side dish. If you don’t have pork shoulder, you can use pork loin or even diced tofu to create a unique vegan version. Pork salad is perfect for a potluck dinner or a larger dinner party. It’s a favorite at family gatherings, especially when served with crusty buns or flatbread for a complete meal. You can also add grilled or roasted vegetables to create a more complex dish, or top it with crumbled feta for an added burst of flavor.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it,you can’t go wrong with this easy and flavorful pork salad recipe. It’s sure to be a hit!