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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa

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

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup 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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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