Pork & Spinach Stir-Fry

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A simple yet flavourful pork and spinach stir-fry combination that celebrates beautiful Asian flavours. Sprinkle with some sesame seeds. Serve on a bed rice in a deep dish. Add lime juice for perfection as well as some fresh chopped chillies.



  • 15ml (1 tbsp) white sesame seeds
  • 400g (12½ oz) spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 spring onions (scallions)
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) cayenne pepper
  • 400g (12½ oz) pork fillet, cut into thick strips
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) oil
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) sesame oil
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 20ml (4 tsp) sugar


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan gently, until the seeds are golden brown; remove from the pan at once to prevent burning.
  2. Wash the spinach to remove any grit a chop roughly.
  3. Combine the garlic, spring onion, cayenne pepper and pork, mixing well. Heat the oils in a heavy-based frying pan and stir-fry the pork quickly in 3 bathes over very high heat until golden. Remove the meat and set aside.
  4. Add the soy sauce, sugar and spinach, and toss lightly. Cook for 2 minutes or until the spinach is just soft. Return the pork to the pan, add the sesame seeds, toss well and serve immediately.


  • Serve with egg noodles or white rice like jasmine or basmati.
  • Four chicken breasts can be used instead of pork.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 7.7 g
  • Sodium: 1119 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg