Tuscan-Style Garlic-Herb Pork Chops

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Tuscan-Style Garlic-Herb Pork ChopsRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

These grilled chops rest in and absorb an herb vinaigrette for a few minutes while you mix what might be the easiest side dish ever--a toss of white beans, briny green olives, and fresh spinach that matches up beautifully with the juicy pork chops.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 tablespoon dressing, and about 3/4 cup beans)

Ingredients

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4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons thinly sliced sage leaves
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 (15-ounce) cans unsalted cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 packed cup baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
12 green olives, pitted and finely chopped (2 ounces)

Preparation

Hands-on: 8 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.

2. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, 2 tablespoons parsley, sage, vinegar, rosemary, and half of garlic on a large plate or serving platter; set aside.

3. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes. Turn pork chops over; grill 3 minutes or until done. Transfer chops to serving platter; turn to coat in herb mixture.

4. Combine lemon rind, juice, remaining 2 teaspoons oil, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add beans, remaining garlic, spinach, green onions, and olives; stir to combine. Serve with pork chops. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley to garnish.

Created date

August 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 328
Fat 14.8 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 7.8 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 570 mg
Calcium 89 mg