Now We're Cookin': Mojito Lime Pork Chops with Citrus Salad

Mojito lime pork chops with citrus salad will impress your family and friends without having to spend all afternoon in the kitchen. Combine simple ingredients to create this elevated home cooked meal today.


  • 2- 4 ounce boneless pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon mojito lime seasoning, such as McCormick’s
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 tablespoon olive oil, separate dishes
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 mint sprigs, remove stems, coarsely chop
  • 4 ounce can mandarin oranges in juice, drained but reserve 2 tablespoons of juice in a separate bowl
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice + 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • ½ shallot, peeled, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, slivered
  • Cooking spray


For Pork Chops:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Season both sides of the pork chops with mojito seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Place pork chops in the hot pan and cook until golden-brown in color, about 2 to 3 minutes for each side.
  4. Transfer the pork chops to a baking sheet and bake until chops are heated to 145°F, 8 to 10 minutes.

For Dressing and Salad:

  1. Combine honey, mint, mandarin orange juice, lime juice, lime zest, the rest of the olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add arugula, oranges and shallots to the dressing. Toss everything in the bowl, mix well. Garnish with slivered almonds.
  3. Serve the salad and pork chops together.

Serves 2
Nutrition Facts for 1 serving or ½ of recipe

Calories: 495
Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 1055 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Fiber: 4.5 g
Protein: 30 g

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