Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines

Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower


Savory and sweet combine in this 30-minute meal of Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 nectarine half, and 1 teaspoon cheese)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 330
Fat 17.3 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 33.4 g
Carbohydrate 9.7 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 111 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 192 mg
Calcium 52 mg


1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
3 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons minced garlic
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
2 ripe nectarines
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 teaspoons mascarpone cheese


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine thyme, 1 tablespoon oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Rub oil mixture evenly over pork chops; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes.

3. While pork stands, cut nectarines in half; discard pits. Combine sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil, cumin, and red pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over cut sides of nectarines. Place nectarines on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Cut nectarines into wedges; top evenly with mascarpone cheese. Serve with pork.


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Mary Drennen,

Cooking Light

June 2013
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