Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Sippin' iced tea under the old shade tree
life couldn't get no better then that."
-James Cotton, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. This pork will work well over Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice. The combination of the spicy side dishes and salsa with the cool avocado flavor works well together. There's great monounsaturated fats in both the pork and avocado too.


Cumin Dusted Pork Chops

Servings: 1 | Serving size: 1 pork chop

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

This recipe also requires making Tomatillo Salsa

This recipe can easily be multiplied by as many as you wish. For more than four chops use two pans.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Wild Rice or Romano Grits or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Wild Rice - Low Sodium Version or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version

1 4 ounce lean center cut pork chop
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp salt
spray grapeseed or olive oil
2 Tbsp mashed avocado
2 tsp fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup Tomatillo salsa

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a large skillet in the oven.

While the pan is heating lightly dust one side of the pork chop with half of the cumin and salt.

When hot spray the pan lightly with oil and place the pork chop in the pan seasoned side down. Sprinkle the top with the other half of the cumin and salt.

Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 8 - 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and turn the pork chop over. Spread the seared side with the avocado and return the pan to the oven.

*** This recipe is great on the grill also. Use a medium-high setting and place the pork on the grill seasoned side down. Follow the rest of the directions just as for oven grilling. ***

Cook for another 8 - 10 minutes until the pork is done (it will be slightly firm to the touch).

Remove and serve over Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes with Tomatillo Salsa on the side. Garnish with the fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 pork chop

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 364 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 30%
    Saturated Fat 6g 30%
    Monounsaturated Fat 9g
    Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 19g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 77%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 15 mcg Potassium 905 mg
Magnesium 52 mg