Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Onion Salsa

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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple-Onion SalsaRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

The flavors of fresh salsa and smoky pork chops combine wonderfully in this dish. 

Makes 4 servings


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1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
4 (10-ounce) bone-in pork rib chops (about 1 inch thick)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
3 (1/2-inch-thick) red onion slices
1 trimmed fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


1. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine first 3 ingredients and 1 teaspoon salt. Rub pork chops on all sides with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil; sprinkle evenly with spice mixture. Coat pan with cooking spray. Grill pork 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes.

2. Rub remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over onion slices. Add onion and pineapple to pan. Grill onion slices 3 minutes on each side or until well marked; grill pineapple slices 2 minutes on each side or until well marked. Remove from pan; coarsely chop onion, and cut pineapple into 1-inch pieces. Toss grilled onion and pineapple with lime zest and juice, cilantro, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top pork with salsa. Serve with Herbed Browned Butter Couscous.

Created date

August 2015