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Garlic & Rosemary Boneless Pork Chops With Arugula Salad

September 14, 2016

Created by: April Preisler of Food n' Focus

Grilled boneless pork chops are a wonderful way to mix up your dinner routine! This recipe features a world of fresh flavors paired with a simple salad to bring your family a healthy meal.

By marinating the pork chops for at least 30 minutes ahead of grilling, all the flavors of garlic and rosemary will be locked in delivering a perfectly juicy outcome. Keep in mind that pork chops only need to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.

Once you have removed them from the grill, allow them to rest before serving and they'll finish cooking to perfection!

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 pork chop, 3/4 cup salad

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 4-6 ounce boneless pork chops
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1 ounce Pecorino Romano cheese

Prep:

  1. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and rosemary and place them in a bowl. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt, lemon zest and 1/4 cup olive oil and whisk to combine. Season both sides of the pork chops with pepper and place them into a shallow dish. Drizzle the marinade over the pork chops, flipping them to cover both sides, and cover. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill Pork chops until just barley pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  3. While the pork chops are cooking, mince the remaining garlic and place in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Whisk lemon juice, remaining olive oil and Dijon in the large bowl with the garlic. Add arugula. Toss to coat. Serve pork chops with the arugula and top with the pecorino.

April started her blog Food n’ Focus in February 2012 after a very photographic trip to Paris. The beautiful pastries caught her eye and lens at every turn so she started the blog to share the beauty of food with others. April is a busy person who is concerned about her health; her focus is on finding recipes that can be made quickly (most of the time) and are light(er) on the calories.

 

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