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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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

1 chop and 3/4 cup farro mixture
352 calories; protein 36.5g; carbohydrates 24.8g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 2.8g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.7g; cholesterol 93.2mg; vitamin a iu 4590.7IU; vitamin c 23.9mg; folate 138.1mcg; calcium 89.1mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 87.2mg; potassium 485.3mg; sodium 426.2mg; added sugar 2.2g.

4 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat