Tahini Yogurt Pork Chops

Grill some lean pork chops marinated in tahini, Greek yogurt and Middle Eastern spices.

These were so moist and full of flavor.  My new favorite way to eat pork chops! Tahini Yogurt Grilled Pork Chops Low Calorie Low Fat Dinner


Tahini Yogurt Pork Chops are truly a pleasure. Each bite is so satisfying and flavorful. To me a pork chop is truly comfort food. As a kid I loved the shake and bake pork chops, the crunch of the topping along with the juicy, “porkiness” of the chop. It was irresistible. While on occasion I still like my pork chops breaded, my tahini yogurt pork chops are so flavorful that you don’t need the extra calories from the breading. Throw box  out the window and embrace the bottle of tahini you have in your pantry that you only use to make hummus. I am going to be using tahini in a lot more dishes. I love the flavor and luckily a little goes a long way because it does have quite a bit of fat in it.

I have been alluding to changes coming to Food Done Light but have not been overly specific. Mostly because I am not 100% sure what those changes will be. My hubby’s cardiologist wants him to become a vegan, along with no added fat and no processed food. He is not sure he wants to fully go “there”.  I definitely don’t want our 40 pound six year old on that type of diet so we will have to figure it out as we go. It is so hard to know what is right. You can find a study to say whatever you want it to so it is really hard to know what food is good for you and what isn’t. Everyone reading this probably has their own ideas about sugar, sugar substitute, gluten, etc. It seems like one size does not fit all. We are going to cut out red meat and cheese. We are going to have at least two vegetarian dinners a week and go from there. I am going to add some additional tofu and soy but again you can find studies that talk about the issues with soy too. It is very frustrating. I have a large stockpile of recipes to share so I don’t think you will see a dramatic change right away.

These were so moist and full of flavor.  My new favorite way to eat pork chops! Tahini Yogurt Grilled Pork Chops Low Calorie Low Fat Dinner


I am going to be baking more bread this year! I think I will work on some homemade whole wheat pasta and I have ordered some Nutritional Yeast. I saw that it was a vegan substitute for cheese. I am quite intrigued and fingers crossed that we like it. I also am going to work on lentil dishes. We all love lentils including my 6 year old so look for lentil sloppy joes, lentil burgers, lentil stews. Hopefully we won’t all get sick of lentils. You will still see lean meat recipes like the Tahini Pork Chops! More salads are coming for summer and more seafood! I am very excited about some seafood dishes I want to share. I am sure there will be more low calorie desserts. I’m working on an apple and pear crumble now! If nothing else, this year is going to be interesting. I am finally starting to feel excited about these changes and starting to feel like we can really do this. We have really had to roll with the punches this past year and I am hoping it has put us on the “right path” we are suppose to be on. I kind of have a feeling that for the first time in a long time, we have found our way. Here is to wishing you all Good Health and Happiness this year! Thank you so much for continuing to support Food Done Light. We are so thankful to have you are part of our family!These were so moist and full of flavor.  My new favorite way to eat pork chops! Tahini Yogurt Grilled Pork Chops Low Calorie Low Fat Dinner


Yields 4 servings

Tahini Yogurt Pork Chops

8 hr, 10 Prep Time

6 minCook Time

8 hr, 16 Total Time

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  • 4 center cut pork chops, bone in (6oz each)
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 1/4 cup Fage 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. sumac (use smoked paprika as a substitute)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. honey


  1. n a large zip lock bag, mix together all ingredients except pork chops.
  2. Place pork chops in bag and massage in the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Heat grill, grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Cook chops on one side for 3 minutes, turn over and cook for another 3 minutes or until the internal temperature is 150º. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. I love these ingredients. Can't wait to give this a try. I've pinned it. Thanks.
  2. We love pork chops, and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them. These look delish! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.
  3. This looks so tasty, but I don't know where to get Tahini. Is it in the spice aisle?
  4. Thank you so much for adding this to my recipe party, it looks delicious!!! And the fact that it's low in calories makes it even better.
  5. I love pork chops and this sounds like a great recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at Two-Cup Tuesday! See ya again next week!
  6. The hubby loves pork chops, and this is a delightful new twist that will definitely appear on our table. Thanks!
  7. These spices sound excellent with the yogurt and tahini. I love dishes with these kinds of flavors.
  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
    Wow - I bet these are so tasty! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)
  9. I made this today and will have it for Sunday dinner! What kind of sides would you recommend?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Erin, I would serve it with plain rice or a rice pilaf. Lentils would also be a good option. A nice salad of tomatoes and cucumber would also go well.


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