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Zesty Italian Pork Chops with Cannellini Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 25 min.
Cannellini beans, white kidney beans, are full of fiber and they also give this dish a lovely appearance.


  • 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2-inch thick
  • 3/4 cup zesty Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs Kalamata olives, chopped and pitted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • whole basil leaves, to garnish


  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper, if desired. Heat 1/4 cup dressing in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chopps and cook 8-10 minutes total, turning, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 F.
  • While chops are cooking, combine remaining ingredients along with rest of dressing in medium bowl; mix well. Place equal amounts of salad on four plates. Add chops on plates alongside bean salad. Garnish with basil leaves.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Cooking Tip: For marinated pork chops, put pork in a self-sealing bag with marinade in the refrigerator first thing in the morning. By suppertime, pork chops can be removed from marinade and ready to grill.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 403
  Calories from Fat 233 (58%)
(38%)Total Fat 25g
(25%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(20%)Cholesterol 59mg
(45%)Sodium 1070mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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