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Beet Pesto Cold Smoked Pork Chops

Ready in 30 minutes

Serves 4 people

Recipe by Courtney Lutz

Ingredients

4 Pine View Farms Cold Smoked Pork Chops 


Pesto Ingredients:

2 cups Beet Leaves (stems removed) 

1 cup Fresh Basil ½ cup Fresh Parsley, Mint or Sage 

2 Large Garlic Cloves 

½ cup soaked cashews* or hemp hearts 

½ cup Nutritional Yeast 

Juice of 1 Lemon (about 1 tbsp) 

¼ cup Olive Oil 

Himalayan Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 (or turn BBQ to medium heat) In a food processor, add all the pesto ingredients. Process until creamy and combined.  Massage each Pork Chop with pesto. 
  2. Stovetop and oven method: In a pan on medium heat on the stove, sear each side of pork chop for 5 min then place in the oven for another 10 min. 
  3. BBQ method: once the grill is hot, cook each side for 5-7 min or until done.
  4. Enjoy with a warm salad of beet tops and roasted beets or your favourite side dishes! 
  5. Tips: if using cashews in pesto soak overnight and rinse before using or allow to boil for 30 min. Have some extra beet tops? Heat a pan with some oil and add diced garlic and onion. Cook till translucent, then add in chopped beet stems and leaves. Season with salt. Sauté for 5-10 min then remove from heat. Enjoy with Beet Pesto and Pork Chops!