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Lemon & Rosemary Pork with Chickpea Salad

Jazz up pork with lemon and rosemary for a feel-good supper that's on the table in under half an hour

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 8 minutes
    •    Cook time: 12 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   1 tbsp olive oil
    •   2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
    •   4 cloves garlic, crushed
    •   juice and zest ½ lemon
    •   4 boneless pork steaks, trimmed of fat
    •   1 red onion, finely sliced
    •   2 tbsp sherry vinegar
    •   2 x 400g/14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    •   110g bag mixed salad leaves


  1. Mix olive oil, rosemary, garlic, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. Add pork, turn to coat and season well. If you have time marinate in the fridge for 30 mins.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Lift the pork out of the marinade, shaking off any excess and reserving the marinade for later. Cook the pork in the pan for 3-4 mins each side or until cooked through. Rest on a plate while you make the salad.
  3. Pour the reserved marinade into the pan with the onion. Cook for 1 min over a high heat before adding the vinegar, plus 3 tbsp water. Bubble down for 1 min, until the onion has softened a little and the dressing thickened slightly. Stir through chickpeas, some salt and pepper and any of the resting juices from the pork. Put salad leaves into a bowl, tip in the pan contents and gently toss, before eating immediately with the pork.

This great family recipe is thanks to BBC Goodfood Recipes at


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