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Pork Chops with Pear and Celery Slaw
with leftover pureed squash and carrot soup

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

You'll love this bright and refreshing pear and celery slaw over your hearty pork chops. Paired with your leftover soup, dinner will come together in a flash.
Smarts: A little bit of lemon juice can bring out the flavor of fruit and celery.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Pork Chops with Pear and Celery Slaw:
  • Pork chops - 1 lb
  • Celery - 3 ribs, julienned
  • Parsley - 6 sprigs, chopped
  • Asian pear - 1, julienned
  • Lemon juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - for brushing
Leftover Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup:
  • Leftover butternut squash and carrot soup (from Tue) - 4 to 6 cups
  • Walnuts - 1/2 cup, crushed

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Pork chops - Season with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Celery / Parsley - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Asian Pear - Prep as directed.
  4. Make slaw - Toss celery, pears, and parsley with lemon juice, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of salt.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with some oil and then place pork chops on heated oil. Sear on each side for ~3 minutes. For thin pork chops, this should be enough heat to cook them through. If you’re using thicker pork chops, lower heat and cover with a piece of foil until pork reaches 145F(or 63C) degrees. When done, let pork rest for ~5 minutes before slicing.
  2. Reheat leftover butternut squash soup.
  3. Slice pork chops. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with pear and celery slaw. Enjoy with butternut squash soup on the side, with crushed walnuts sprinkled on top of soup. If the pork is dry in any way, use your soup as a ‘sauce.’

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (38)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (3)

14 reviews

Really liked the pear and celery slaw. And I'm not really a fan of pears or celery.

By: Michelle
Posted: Jan 08, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Substitute chicken. I liked the pear and celery salad. Good crunch.

By: Meryl
Posted: Dec 20, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pork was very god, slaw was AWESOME!, I topped the soup with almonds & blue cheese this time and was WAY more impressed with it (cheese will do that).

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 15, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the celery/pear slaw and I don't even like celery! Doubled the dressing and used the other half to marinate the pork. Came out very flavorful and ended up with its own "au jus" when took the foil off.

By: Liane
Posted: Nov 13, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was definitely a hit and very delicious. I opted for thick pork chops, which may make a difference here and they were cooked perfectly following the directions! I think the leftover soup actually tasted better on this night, especially with mixing in chopped pecans (no walnuts).

By: Jeremy
Posted: Nov 08, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I don't usually like celery but I really liked the slaw with the pork. Great compliment of each other.

By: Sarah
Posted: Nov 05, 2014
Diet: Gluten-free
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