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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa


Cover this quick and easy grilled pork recipe with a tasty salsa that uses summer’s freshest fruits and flavors to round out the meal.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup salsa)

Total: 28 Minutes





•  1 cup chopped seedless watermelon

•  1 cup chopped honeydew melon

•  3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion

•  1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper

•  1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

•  1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

•  1/8 teaspoon salt


Pork chops:

•  2 teaspoons canola oil

•  1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

•  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

•  1/2 teaspoon salt

•  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

•  4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops, trimmed

•  Cooking spray



1.  To prepare salsa, combine the first 7 ingredients; set aside.

2.  To prepare pork chops, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine oil and next 4 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small bowl. Rub oil mixture over both sides of pork chops. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with salsa.


David Bonom, Cooking Light

JULY 2010


Source: MyRecipe