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Pork Chops with Carrot Top Chimichurri

May 17, 2023 • 0 comments

Pork Chops with Carrot Top Chimichurri
Faced with an abundance of carrot tops from your CSA or garden? They make the perfect pairing with pork chops in this chimichurri recipe. Easy to whip up and put on the table in 30 minutes or less.
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  • Servings: 4



  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tbsp. butter, lard, or ghee
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small shallot (or onion), roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and roughly chopped 
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed carrot-top leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh oregano leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Season pork chops with salt and pepper, and set aside. 
  2. To make the chimichurri, pulse the garlic, shallot and jalapeno in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the olive oil, carrot tops, cilantro, vinegar and oregano and pulse until the herbs are roughly chopped. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Melt lard, ghee, or butter in the pan. Add the pork chops and sear on each side, until browned. Turn off heat.
  4. Put the pork chops in an oven-proof pan and place in the oven. Cook until the internal temperature reaches about 145 degrees F, about 20 minutes.
  5. Spoon the carrot top chimichurri on top and serve. 
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