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When it comes to fast, flavorful, and healthy meals, stir-fries are a fantastic choice. They’re quick to prepare, versatile, and can be packed full of nutritious ingredients. One such dish that checks all these boxes is the Keto Cashew Pork Stir-Fry. This dish, with its delicious combination of tender pork, crunchy cashews, and fresh vegetables, is not only bursting with flavors but also aligns perfectly with a keto diet.

The Allure of the Keto Cashew Pork Stir-Fry

This stir-fry stands out for its beautiful balance of textures and flavors. The thinly sliced pork shoulder becomes wonderfully tender when stir-fried, while the raw cashews add a delightful crunch to every bite. The bell pepper and green onion bring a hint of sweetness, and the baby Bok choy adds a touch of bitterness, which complements the savory notes of the dish. The ginger and garlic powder lend a warm depth of flavor, and the tamari or coconut aminos offers a hint of umami.

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Ingredients

To make this stir-fry, you’ll need extra virgin olive oil, pork shoulder, a red bell pepper, a green onion, fresh ginger, raw cashews, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, baby Bok choy, toasted sesame oil, tamari or coconut aminos, and optional toasted sesame seeds for garnish.

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork shoulder thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch baby Bok choy leaves separated
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish

The Process

Start by heating the olive oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork and stir-fry until it’s browned on all sides. Then add the bell pepper, green onion, ginger, cashews, and garlic powder, seasoning with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir-fry the veggies until they’re crisp-tender.

Next, add the Bok choy, sesame oil, and tamari or coconut aminos. Continue to stir-fry until the Bok choy wilts and the other ingredients are nicely coated. Remove from heat, transfer to individual serving plates, garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired, and serve immediately.

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The Verdict

The Keto Cashew Pork Stir-Fry is a quick and easy dish that doesn’t compromise on taste or nutritional value. With only 5.39g of net carbs per serving, it’s a fantastic choice for those following a ketogenic diet. But even if you’re not on a keto diet, this dish is a delicious way to enjoy a healthy, balanced meal. So why not bring a bit of stir-fry magic to your kitchen with this recipe? Enjoy!

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Cashew Pork Stir-Fry

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork shoulder thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch baby Bok choy leaves separated
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a wok or a large frying pan with high sides over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is nicely browned on all sides, around 3-4 minutes.
  • Add bell pepper, green onion, ginger, cashews and garlic powder. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir fry the veggies until they become crisp-tender, around 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the bok choy, sesame oil, and tamari. Continue to stir fry until the bok choy wilts and the other ingredients are coated, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to individual serving plates. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional information for this recipe is based on using coconut, rather than tamari aminos.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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