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Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops with Arugula Salad

Optavia Counts

  • 1 Lean
  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Condiments
Simple ingredients, simple prep, this NEW Lean & Green recipe makes 2 servings (1 leaner, 1 healthy fat, 3 green, 3 condiments per serving). Tender pork chops marinated with a touch of lemon, olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt, then served with a lemon & olive oil arugula salad – elegant but simple. You can use up to a ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary in place of fresh!

Optavia Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops


  • 1½ tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 lb. boneless center loin pork chops
  • 3 cups arugula

Optavia Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops


  1. Combine the lemon zest, half of the lemon juice, half of the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and half of the salt in a gallon size resealable bag.
  2. Add the chops to the marinade, seal the bag, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours before cooking.
  3. Remove the pork from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  4. Heat a non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook the chops for 3 to 4 minutes per side, then transfer to a 450°F oven to finish cooking until the internal temperature reaches 145°F, about 5 minutes.
  6. While the chops bake, combine the arugula and remaining lemon juice, olive oil, and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl; toss well.
  7. Divide the arugula salad between plates and top evenly with sliced pork chops.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

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