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Grilled chops with squash couscous recipe

Grilled chops with squash couscous recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 454 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • olive oil
  • 4 pork chops
  • handful dried apricots, halved
  • 1 butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 100g (3½oz) couscous
  • handful mint, leaves finely chopped
If you don't have any butternut squash, try sweet potato

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 16%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 31.5g Protein 53.7g Fibre 4.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a bowl, combine the cumin lemon juice and zest and the olive oil. Add the pork chops, toss to coat and chill for 30 minutes. Put the butternut squash on a baking tray and drizzle with oil, then roast for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to its highest setting. Pour 150ml (¼ pt) boiling water over the couscous, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Cook the pork chops under the grill for 8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Mix the couscous with a fork to break up any clumps then add the squash, apricots and mint. Serve with the pork chops.

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