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Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops
with mixed greens salad

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Pork chops make a classic, elegant protein for a weeknight meal. These get a quick rub of dry herbs and a finish of lemon juice which add lots of flavor with very little effort.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops:
  • Pork chops, bone-in or out - 4, trimmed
  • Italian seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Mixed Greens Salad:
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, chopped
  • Tomatoes, roma - 4, chopped
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Walnut halves / pieces - 2 oz
  • Mixed greens - 5 oz

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Tomatoes - Chop tomatoes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Pork - Tenderize pork chops with a fork. Combine Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Rub seasoning on both sides of pork chops. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush with 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 / 63C degrees.
  2. Set pork aside and let rest, covered for ~5 minutes. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.
  3. While pork is resting, make salad. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey and olive oil. Toss dressing with tomatoes, bell peppers, walnuts and greens.
  4. Serve pork with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (54)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (2)

21 reviews

We enjoyed this recipe and will make again. Oveeall, easy prep but did have some issues with dough sticking to wax paper on cookie sheet. Will make again.

By: Crystal
Posted: Oct 31, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is our new favorite meal!!

By: Caroline
Posted: Nov 16, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My family loved this

By: Julie
Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These pork chops were delicious and easy! Favorited and will make again. Had cooked green beans already, so added some beans to them for the side salad.

By: Shawn
Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I used bell pepper, onion, and pepperoni, and used jarred sauce. Delicious!

By: Christina
Posted: Sep 25, 2017
Diet: Original
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Added pepperoni, otherwise followed recipe. Delicious! Next time I'd skip the tomatoes.

By: Megan
Posted: Sep 22, 2017
Diet: Original
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