These grilled pork spring roll bowls are a deconstructed version of a restaurant favorite! Full of brown rice noodles, grilled roasted garlic & cracked black pepper marinated fresh pork tenderloin, summer veggies, loads of herbs, and drizzled in the easiest, creamiest, most delicious peanut sauce. A quick and easy summer dinner that’s completely customizable!
Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at Smithfield!
You know those amazing fresh spring rolls you get at Vietnamese restaurants? You know. The ones wrapped in rice paper, loaded with flavorful meat, crunchy veggies, and fresh herbs, and often come with a to-die-for peanut dipping sauce?
Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.
Well, if it’s possible, today’s recipe is even better. Say hello to grilled pork spring roll bowls. These are better for SO much reasons:
- We took out the hard work.
- No rice paper wrapping or rolling required.
- We made them DIY bowls.
- Prep all the ingredients and let people add as much or as little of each as they’d like. THEY can make their version of a perfect bowl.
- We amped up the pork.
- Not only did we use Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin, which is already loaded with flavor, we also GRILLED the fresh pork to really maximize all that deliciousness.
Have I convinced you yet?
There are THREE parts to today’s recipe: the fresh pork, the spring roll bowl goodies, and the peanut sauce. Let’s do this!
First up, the fresh pork.
Lucky for us, Smithfield already did the hard part for us. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is my go-to for a quick, easy, and super tasty meals because it’s high quality and (BOOM!) already pre-seasoned. With the prep work already done, dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less.
Today, we’re grilling up the Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin. For best results, follow the directions conveniently placed on the back of the package. While I think the roasted garlic and black pepper flavor is PERFECT for today’s grilled pork spring roll bowls, they offer a variety of flavors (you can see all their flavors here) that are all made from 100% fresh pork with no artificial ingredients. Point being, you can’t go wrong!
While the fresh pork is grilling, let’s move onto the spring roll bowl goodies!
What other ingredients are in a spring roll bowl?
- Brown rice noodles
- Red pepper
- Fresh herbs – I used a combination of basil, mint, and cilantro
What ingredients would YOU use to make your perfect spring roll bowl? Although I think these ingredients are best, these bowls are truly SO customizable!
Now all that’s left is the peanut sauce!
I always have a batch of my easy peanut sauce on hand and I suggest you do the same. 😉 It comes together in a matter of minutes and can be stored in the fridge for when you’re ready to use it! This gets drizzled all over the grilled pork spring roll bowls and really brings the dish together.
I DO list the full recipe below, but they’re more suggestions than a super strict recipe. If you LOVE noodles, use more! If you’re not a fan of jalapenos, omit them! Crazy about herbs? Bring ’em on! Etc. You can really assemble these bowls as you please.
Noodle-y goodness mixed with fresh crunchy veggies, earthy herbs, perfectly grilled, smoky, tender, and flavorful fresh pork, and smothered in a rich, creamy peanut sauce . . .
. . . THIS is how you do summer grilling.
Grilled Pork Spring Roll Bowls
- 1 (8 oz) box thai brown rice noodles cooked according to package directions (should be in the ethnic aisle of your grocery store)
- 1 (18.4 oz) package Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin grilled according to package directions
- 1 cup cucumber sliced and halved
- 1 cup red bell pepper sliced
- 1 cup matchstick carrots
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh herbs I used a combo of basil, mint, and cilantro
- Sliced jalapeños to taste
- 1 batch peanut sauce thinned with water if necessary for easier drizzling
- Cook noodles and fresh pork according to their package directions. Meanwhile, prep the veggies and peanut sauce (if you already haven’t).
- Assemble the bowls however you like! Typically, I’ll divide the noodles and pork evenly amongst 4 bowls and then let people top their own bowls with the remaining ingredients.
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.