Keto Cashew Pork Stir-Fry

Have you been missing stir-fry but want to keep things healthy? This Cashew Pork Stir-Fry is an easy and delicious meal with tender slices of pork shoulder, cashews, Bok choy, and red bell pepper. It’s low carb and keto friendly too!

blue plate of pork slices, red bell peppers, and cashews with sesame seed sprinkled on top

Keto Cashew Pork Stir Fry

If you are looking for a low carb spin on your favorite stir-fried pork, you’ve come to the right place! The combination of flavors from the fresh ginger, tamari and toasted sesame oil coats the pork and veggies and creates a great meal that would rival any take-out stir-fry restaurant.

The thing I love most about this recipe, other than the out-of-this-world-flavor, is its an entire meal, with protein and veggies included, prepared in one skillet! It’s my absolute favorite go-to meal when I need something on the table fast that the whole family will love.

This an awesome recipe for meal prep too. You can make it in advance and store it in the fridge for up to a couple of days.

You can freeze leftovers for those times you didn’t have time to plan dinner. Place the leftover stir-fry into a freezer-safe bag, making sure you press out as much air as possible, label the bag with the date you froze it, and place it in the freezer for up to a couple months.

Ingredients in Cashew Stir-Fry Pork:

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil (or you can use avocado oil)
  • 1½ lbs. pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 t. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1/3 c. raw cashews
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch baby Bok choy, leaves separated
  • 3 T. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T. tamari or coconut aminos
  • Optional: 2 T. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

How to Make the Best Stir Fry Pork Recipe

  1. Heat the olive oil in a wok or a large skillet with high sides over medium high heat. Add the pork to the hot oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is nicely browned on all sides, around 3-4 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the Bok choy, sesame oil, and tamari. Continue to stir fry on medium heat until the Bok choy wilts and the other ingredients are coated, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to individual serving plates. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Is Cashew Pork Stir-Fry Keto?

Most stir-fried pork recipes start off searing the pork in vegetable oil then creating a carb heavy sauce with at least a tablespoon cornstarch and brown sugar or honey. That means a single serving can have as many as 17 net carbs or more.

This recipes gets a keto makeover by omitting some of those unwanted ingredients but its keeps all the same wonderful flavors found in authentic stir-fry recipes! With under 6 net carbs per serving, you can enjoy stir-fry guilt-free!

Blue plate of stir fried slices of pork, red bell peppers, cashews, bok choy with green garnish on top

What to Serve with Keto Pork Stir-Fry?

If you are on a keto diet then you’ll understand that a side of rice is not a great option. A much better option is cauliflower rice. Just add a little butter or olive oil to a skillet, add in the cauliflower rice with a couple dashes a coconut aminos, and you’ll have the perfect keto side dish! You can also serve this with Palmini noodles or zoodles.

Variations and Suggestions

Once you try this keto version of Cashew Pork Stir-fry, you’ll want to make it time and time again. Here are some low carb variations you may want to consider for next time:

  • Different Cuts of Pork: There are several cuts of pork that work equally as well as pork shoulder. You can use pork slices made from sliced pork loin, pork tenderloin or boneless pork chops.
  • Added Flavor: If you’re making this recipe for the whole family, you may want to keep the flavors mild. But if you want to add a little extra heat, a teaspoon of red pepper flakes goes a long way and adds just the right amount of extra spice. For a fresh hint of flavor, finish off your cashew stir fry with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Other Add-in Veggies: One of the great things about this recipe is that you can customize it to your family’s preference. Other veggies to consider, though you will need to take the carb count into consideration, are broccoli, snap peas, celery, mushrooms or even diced zucchini. Most any low carb vegetable will work perfectly.
blue plate of stir fry with pork, bok choy and red peppers

Keto Cashew Pork Stir-Fry

Published By Stephanie
This Cashew Pork Stir-Fry is an easy and delicious meal with tender slices of pork shoulder, cashews, Bok choy, and red bell pepper.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • lbs Pork shoulder thinly sliced
  • 1 med red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 t fresh ginger finely minced
  • cup raw cashews
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch baby Bok choy leaves separated
  • 3 T toasted sesame oil
  • 2 T coconut aminos*

Optional

  • 2 T toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a wok or a large skillet with high sides over medium high heat. Add the pork to the hot oil 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 (or coconut aminos). Continue to stir fry on medium heat 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

*Can use tamari or coconut aminos
 

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 28gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 192mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 657IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 3mg
Keyword keto, low carb, Quick
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