Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lindsey Lower 
Hands-on Time
8 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 tablespoon dressing, and about 3/4 cup beans)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

October 26, 2017
I grilled the chops on our Traeger and halved the recipe for just hubby and I.  We really enjoyed this.  Served with steamed zucchini.  Will make again - so quick and easy but tastes very gourmet.

liafinney's Review

October 03, 2014
Nice change of pace for a quick weeknight dinner. Only used 2 chops and one can of beans as there is just the two of us, but kept the salad and herb mix in given proportion. Would likely be very good with chicken as well, esp bone-in breasts or thighs, as long as they are done on the grill.

LuBakes's Review

January 28, 2015
I made this as written and it was good. My husband really liked it, especially the beans.

momof3grls's Review

October 09, 2014

hartin's Review

October 09, 2014
I made this with thick boneless loin chops, and it was great. The beans were a big hit, even with non-spinach eaters (teens). Solid, good recipe. I'll make it again!