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It's all about textures here: crisp carrot slices, hearty pork and chickpeas, and delicate herbs. Make sure to use very fresh mint--it really makes a difference--and get the pan ripping hot before you add the chops; that's what will give them their nice brown crust.

Julia Lee
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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together lemon juice, zest, honey, harissa, and cumin in a medium bowl. Add 1/4 cup oil and season with salt and pepper. Add carrots, chickpeas, parsley, and mint and toss until well combined. Set aside.

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  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy stainless steel or cast-iron skillet, large enough to hold chops in a single layer, over medium-high heat until very hot, about 5 minutes. Swirl in remaining 2 tbsp. oil. Add pork chops and sear, without moving, until browned, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook until just cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness of chops.

  • Spoon half of carrot and chickpea salad onto a platter. Arrange pork chops on top and spoon remaining salad over them. Sprinkle with chile slices.

  • *North African chile-spice paste; available at well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; calories from fat 61%; protein 30g; fat 37g; saturated fat 8.1g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 4.7g; sodium 329mg; cholesterol 78mg.
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