Garlic-Lime Pork with Farro & Spinach


In this easy main dish recipe, pork chops are paired with farro and spinach in a zesty peanut butter-lime sauce. This one-skillet meal will be on the table in under 30 minutes and requires minimal cleanup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 (8 ounce) bone-in pork chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick and trimmed

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 8.5-ounce pouch cooked farro, such as Simply Balanced™

  • 2 (5 ounce) packages fresh baby spinach

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip) (Optional)

  • 1 wedge Lime wedges


  1. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, peanut butter, garlic, honey, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Sprinkle chops with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoon of the oil over medium-high. Add chops; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145 degrees F, turning once. Remove from skillet; cover and keep warm.

  3. In same skillet heat the remaining 2 teaspoon oil over medium. Add lime mixture, stirring to scrape up crusty brown bits. Add farro; cook and stir until grains are separated. Add spinach; cook and stir until heated through and spinach is beginning to wilt. If desired, season with additional pepper.

  4. Serve chops with farro mixture. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts and serve with lime wedges.


Tip: To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 chop and 3/4 cup farro mixture
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 37g 73%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 4591IU 92%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 138mcg 35%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 87mg 21%
Potassium 485mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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