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Pork Chops with Kohlrabi Apple Slaw

Pork Chops with Kohlrabi Apple Slaw
  • Gluten Free!
Serves: 4Ready In: 30 minutes

Why We Like It

The flavor combination in this apple kohlrabi slaw is so good it may be hard not to eat it all by itself!  But, try to save some for the pork chops because they taste fantastic with the slaw!  You can cook the pork chops in a skillet, and they are also great on the grill!

Prepare the Slaw:

  • 1 apple (cut into strips)
  • 1 kohlrabi (or jicama, peeled and cut into strips)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely diced, or 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
  • 3 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (juice from half a large lime)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Add to a large bowl and toss to combine.  Set aside while you cook the pork chops.

Toast the Nuts (OPTIONAL):

  • 1/4 cup pistachios

In a large dry skillet, toast the pistachios for 3 minutes over medium heat until toasted and fragrant.  Transfer to a small bowl to cool, and then add to the slaw and stir to combine.

Cook the Pork Chops:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (or boneless)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

You can cook the pork chops on the grill or in a skillet.

If using a skillet, you can use the same skillet where you just toasted the nuts, add the oil over medium high heat.  Add the pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook the pork chops for about 6 minutes per side, until browned and cooked through.  (If desired, you can cover the skillet while cooking so the oil doesn’t splatter and they cook evenly.)

Serve and Enjoy!

Serve the pork chops topped with the apple slaw.

Quick Tips

Kohlrabi (pronounced kohl-rah-bee) is a member of the cabbage family.  The outside is light green and the insides are white.  It’s kind of like a sweet radish and can be cooked or simply eaten raw.  For more on kohlrabi, see our coaching tip.

Jicama is a round root vegetable that is high in fiber and great eaten raw on salads or cooked and added to stir fry dishes.  A jicama’s texture is similar to a turnip, but tastes more like an apple or water chestnut.  Wash it just like a potato, slice off the ends, peel it and it’s ready to eat!

Tahini is a paste or sauce made from ground sesame seeds.  It can usually be found in the Asian section of the store.

Nutrition Information for one serving

  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugars: 7 g
  • Protein: 29 g
  • Sodium: 265 mg
(Recipe adapted from