Sou­vlaki-style Pork Chops with Cele­riac-ap­ple Tzatziki

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AC­TIVE: 30 min TO­TAL: 30 min

TO MAKE AHEAD: Re­frig­er­ate tzatziki

(Step 4) for up to 3 days.

Sea­son­ing the pork chops with a bit more oregano af­ter they’re cooked gives you an ex­tra-po­tent pop of fla­vor.

Zest & juice of 1 le­mon, di­vided

11/4 tea­spoons dried oregano, di­vided

3/4 tea­spoon ground pep­per, di­vided

1/2 tea­spoon gar­lic pow­der

1/2 tea­spoon salt, di­vided

4 bone­less pork loin chops, about

3/4 inch thick (1-11/4 pounds)

1 whole-wheat pita bread

2 tea­spoons ex­tra-vir­gin olive oil plus

1 ta­ble­spoon, di­vided

3/4 cup whole-milk plain Greek yo­gurt

1/2 cup shred­ded ap­ple

1/2 cup shred­ded cele­riac

Chopped fresh mint (op­tional)

1. Com­bine le­mon zest in a small bowl with 1 tea­spoon oregano, 1/2 tea­spoon pep­per, gar­lic pow­der and 1/4 tea­spoon salt. Sprin­kle on both sides of pork chops. Brush pita with 2 tea­spoons oil.

2. Heat a large cast-iron skil­let over medi­umhigh heat. Cook the pita, turn­ing once, un­til lightly browned, about 2 min­utes to­tal. Trans­fer to a plate, break into pieces and set aside.

3. Add the re­main­ing 1 ta­ble­spoon oil and the pork chops to the pan. Re­duce heat to medium and cook, turn­ing once, un­til browned, about 5 min­utes to­tal. Driz­zle with 2 ta­ble­spoons le­mon juice (re­serve the rest for Step 4) and con­tinue cooking un­til an in­stant-read ther­mome­ter reg­is­ters 140°F, 2 to 3 min­utes more. Re­move from heat and sprin­kle the pork with the re­main­ing 1/4 tea­spoon oregano. Let rest for 5 min­utes.

4. Mean­while, com­bine yo­gurt, ap­ple and cele­riac in a medium bowl with the re­main­ing le­mon juice and 1/4 tea­spoon each salt and pep­per. Serve the pork chops with the tzatziki and the pita chips. Gar­nish with mint, if de­sired.

SERVES 4: 1 chop, 1/3 cup tzatziki & 1/4 pita each

CAL 387 / FAT 21G (SAT 6G) / CHOL 74MG / CARBS 19G / TO­TAL SUG­ARS 5G (ADDED 0G) / PRO­TEIN 31G / FIBER 3G / SODIUM 488MG / POTAS­SIUM 514MG.

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