Seared pork loin with harissa chickpeas

Seared pork loin with harissa chickpeas

  • serves 2
  • Easy

A healthy, low-calorie midweek dinner idea, using charred pork loin medallions, harissa, chickpeas and spinach. It's less than 500 calories per serving!

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Ingredients

  • olive oil 3 tsp
  • onion ½, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • harissa 1 tbsp
  • chickpeas 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • chicken stock 250ml
  • pork loin medallions 2
  • baby spinach a large handful
  • coriander a handful

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan and add the onion with a pinch of salt. Cook gently for 5-10 minutes or until soft, adding a little water if it catches. Add the garlic and cook for a minute, then add the harissa and chickpeas, stirring until fully coated. Pour in the stock and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat a frying pan over a high heat and rub the pork medallions all over with 1 tsp of oil and season well. Cook the medallions for 2-3 minutes on each side, then rest under foil for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir the spinach and coriander through the chickpeas, and divide between two plates. Sit the pork on top and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 464
  • Fat 17.5g
  • Saturates 4g
  • Carbs 22.1g
  • Sugars 2.9g
  • Fibre 8.2g
  • Protein 50.5g
  • Salt 1g
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