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Nam Sod Thai Pork Salad | Magnolia Days

Nam Sod (Thai Pork Salad)

Nam Sod (Thai Pork Salad) is a healthy meal full of flavors including lime, chile, onion, ginger, peanut, and cilantro. Serve with cabbage wedges.
Course Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee


  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red chile paste
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced ginger matchstick slices
  • 2 tablespoons cocktail peanuts lightly salted recommended
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cabbage wedges for serving


  1. Place pork and water in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, sirrring and breaking up pork with a spoon or spatula, until pork is cooked through.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice, fish sauce, and red chile paste. Allow to cool in the skillet for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add, onion, ginger, peanuts, and cilantro. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve with cabbage wedges.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for a mild heat level. Increase the amount of chile paste to make it hotter if desired. You can stir in extra at the end.