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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

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.

Cooking Light JULY 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup salsa)
  • Total: 28 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Salsa:
  • 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeƱo 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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.7g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 458mg
  • Calcium: 37mg
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