Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Cucumber, Tomatillos, Cilantro Leaves, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, Black Pepper, Boneless Center Cut Pork Cutlets, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. The Dish has 231 calories and 1 net carb per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo
Nothing says Mexican food quite like authentic pico de gallo! This easy-to-make fresh salsa is a perfect complement to pork cutlets in this low-carb homemade meal.

1/2 of a medium unpeeled cucumber, seeded* and finely chopped (4 ounces total)
2 medium tomatillos, papery skin removed, rinsed and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 boneless center cut pork cutlets, trimmed of fat (about 1 pound)
Nonstick cooking spray

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup cucumber mixture per serving

1. Combine cucumber, tomatillos, cilantro, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Toss gently to blend. Set aside.

2. Coat pork chops evenly with the black pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.

3. Place a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add pork and immediately reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 minutes. Turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes longer, or until barely pink in center.

4. Serve with cucumber mixture.

*Note: To seed a cucumber easily, split cucumber in half lengthwise. Run the tip of a teaspoon down the center to remove seeds. This prevents the dish from being too watery and diluting the flavors.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 75 mg, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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