Tuscan Grilled Pork Chops

Naotake Murayama (CC-BY)
  • 4 Bone-in pork loin chops, about 6 ounces each
  • 2 tbs Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbs Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 15 oz cans of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 packed cup Baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Thinly sliced green onions
  • 12 Green olives, pitted and quartered
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs thinly sliced sage leaves
  • 1 tsp Finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbs Chopped flat-leaf parsley

Smear the pork chops with 1 teaspoon of the extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper; set aside at room temperature (no longer than 1 hour).

To a medium bowl, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and black pepper to taste. Whisk to dissolve the salt. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the beans, half the garlic, the spinach, green onions, and olives and stir to combine. Taste, and season with additional salt and/or black pepper as needed. Set aside.

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Take a small bowl and add the balsamic vinegar, remaining garlic, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Whisk until the salt is dissolved. Whisk in 2 teaspoons of the extra-virgin olive oil, the sage, rosemary, and parsley. Set aside.

Set a grill pan over high heat. Wait for it to get very hot, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Arrange the pork chops in the grill pan. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn the chops and grill until done, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, spoon the white bean salad onto a serving platter or individual plates. Set the grilled pork chops on top and drizzle with the balsamic vinaigrette. Make sure the chops are coated and the herbs well distributed and serve.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301.86
Calories From Fat (36%) 108.32
Calories From Protein (55%) 167.50
Calories From Carbs (9%) 26.05
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.23g 19%
Saturated Fat 2.33g 12%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.53g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.28g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.00g
Cholesterol 93.56mg 31%
Sodium 909.30mg 38%
Potassium 1003.50mg 29%
Carbohydrates 7.37g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.44g 10%
Sugar 1.31g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 4.93g
Protein 39.73g 79%
Vitamin A 1355.14IU 27%
Vitamin C 16.97mg 28%
Calcium 70.28mg 7%
Iron 2.64mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.70IU 17%
Thiamin 1.12mg 75%
Riboflavin 0.32mg 19%
Niacin 15.52mg 78%
Vitamin B6 1.10mg 55%
Folate 50.55µg 13%
Vitamin B12 0.73µg 12%
Pantothenic Acid 1.51mg 15%
Phosphorus 494.39mg 49%
Magnesium 50.35mg 13%
Zinc 2.87mg 19%
Copper 0.15mg 8%
Manganese 0.27mg 13%
Selenium 44.98µg 64%
Alcohol 0.00g
Caffeine 0.00mg
Water 220.52g

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