This healthy, meaty pork recipe uses lean pork steaks and is on the table in less than 15 minutes! Pork chops are a great, budget-friendly option for dinner. Our pork recipe pair pork steaks with flavourful bean salsa and iron-rich green vegetables to round out your meal. Whether they’re grilled, baked or sautéed, pork chops are a healthy addition to your dinner routine.

In this recipe we decided to go for a light bean salsa. Beans are among the most versatile and commonly eaten foods throughout the world. Because of their nutritional composition, these economical foods have the potential to improve the diet quality and long-term health of those who consume beans regularly. Dry edible beans, such as kidney, pink, pinto and black beans are nutrient-rich foods; they all contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Beans also contain fiber, folate, iron, potassium and magnesium while containing little or no total fat, trans-fat, sodium and cholesterol. We use these beans as a topping in this pork recipe but you can also eat them on their own as they provide a good amount of protein per serving.

Ingredients

Low- cal cooking spray

1 can (290g) 3 bean mix, drained and rinsed

½ red onion, finely chopped

½ cucumber, diced and peeled

1 tomato diced

2 tbsps of finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsps of lemon juice

2 tbsps of apple juice

8 lean pork steaks (45g each)

250g baby spinach leaves

Salt and pepper

1 quartered lemon to serve

Directions

Mix the beans, onion, cucumber, tomato, parsley, apple juice, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl.

Season with salt and pepper and chill in the fridge

Lightly spray a non- stick pan with low- cal spray and bring to a high heat.

Cook the pork steak for 2-3 minutes on either side. Remove from heat and allow them to sit for a few minutes.

Place the spinach leaves on each plat, topped with the pork, accompanied by the bean salsa.

Blog Post by Claire Jackson