Moroccan-Seasoned Chops with Fruited Couscous

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
Light and fruity, this high-fiber recipe offers a flavorful dose of health benefits in only 15 minutes.


  • 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne, (ground red pepper)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 10 oz box couscous
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts
  • cooking oil spray


  • In small bowl combine cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne; rub mixture onto both sides of pork chops. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook chops, turning once, about 6 to 8 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F.
  • Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to label directions, adding raisins, apricots and pine nuts to cooking water. Serve chops on top of couscous.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with sautéed broccoli for a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 467
  Calories from Fat 61 (13%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(17%)Cholesterol 51mg
(8%)Sodium 181mg
(22%)Potassium 768mg
Total Carbohydrate 69g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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