Pork Chops and Apple Salad

Pork Chops and Apple Salad

Straight from my Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook, I’m excited to share this recipe for refreshing pork chops and Apple salad. Perfect for the end of summer and upcoming apple season this fall!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple salad, entrée recipe, pork chop recipe

Ingredients

For Apple Salad:

  • 1 tbsp (30mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 apples, finely sliced, lengthwise
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, chopped
  • 2 (500mL) cups spinach
  • 1  stalk celery, sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup  (60mL) crumbled, reduced-fat blue cheese

For Pork Chops:

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (each 6oz/175g)
  • 1/8 tsp (.5mL) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) chopped, fresh thyme (or 1tsp/5g dried)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 

Instructions

For Apple Salad:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and mustard. Add apples, lettuce, spinach, celery and onion. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese, set aside.

For Pork Chops:

  • Season each pork chop with salt, thyme and garlic. Heat a large skillet with cooking spray over medium heat. Cook the pork chops for 8 minutes, turning once or until lightly browned and a thermometer inserted in the center of the chop reads 145F and the juices run clear. Serve with the apple salad.

Enjoy!



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