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Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 30 mins Grill 10 mins Stand 5 mins
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 542,
  • Fat, total (g) 38,
  • chol. (mg) 105,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 17,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 19,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 13,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 10,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 627,
  • Potassium (mg) 773,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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