Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Grill:
10 mins
Stand:
5 mins
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Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad

Ingredients
3
cups baby arugula or watercress
1
Fuji apple, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
1
cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)
1/2
cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2
cup pecan pieces, toasted*
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon honey
1/4
cup crumbled blue cheese (1 ounce)
 
Kosher salt or salt
 
Ground black pepper
2
tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1
tablespoon whole grain mustard
1
tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
4
bone-in pork loin chops, about 1-inch thick

Directions

  1. For salad, in a large bowl toss together arugula, apple, celery, radishes, and pecans; cover and chill. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, and blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper; cover and chill.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together Dijon-style mustard, whole-grain mustard, mayonnaise, brown sugar, thyme, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chops on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until 145 degrees F, turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer chops to a plate and let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon mustard mixture over chops.
  4. Toss salad with dressing; serve with chops.

From the Test Kitchen

*TO TOAST NUTS:

To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and shaking once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

(Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 542 kcal cal.,
  • 38 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 19 g monounsatured fat),
  • 105 mg chol.,
  • 627 mg sodium,
  • 17 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 13 g sugar,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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