Greek Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous


Greek seasoning is a blend that includes oregano, basil, thyme, marjoram, onion and garlic.

Greek Seasoned Pork with Lemon Couscous
Photo: Karla Conrad
Total Time:
20 mins
1 pork chop and about 3/4 cup couscous mixture each


  • 4 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ cup coarsely chopped, unpeeled eggplant

  • ½ cup chopped red onion (1 medium)

  • 4 0.5 inch thick boneless pork loin chops

  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning

  • 1 ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • ¾ cup whole wheat couscous

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon bottled minced roasted garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach


  1. In a large saucepan heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add eggplant and red onion; cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, trim fat from chops. Sprinkle chops with Greek seasoning. In a large skillet heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add chops; reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until just pink in center (145°F), turning once. Remove from heat; let stand for 3 minutes.

  3. Add broth and dried tomatoes to eggplant mixture. Bring to boiling. Stir in couscous, lemon peel, lemon juice, roasted garlic, and salt; remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in spinach. Divide couscous mixture among serving plates. Top with chops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

299 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 299
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 734mg 16%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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