Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
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 time: 28 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 28 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 256
Fat 13.5 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 6.4 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 8.7 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 458 mg
Calcium 37 mg

Ingredients

Salsa:
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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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David Bonom,

Cooking Light

July 2010
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