Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chop and 1/4 cup salsa)

The smoky-spicy rub would also work well with grilled chicken breasts.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub pork chops with spice mixture.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; grill 3 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 145° (slightly pink).

Step 3

Combine mango and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; toss gently. Serve salsa with pork.

Ratings & Reviews

very good, quick & easy

April 17, 2016
Made to recipe except added one slice of jalapeno (minced) to the salsa & used boneless pork chops.  Rub not as complex as jerk but much simpler to prep.  Served with pineapple rice (from CL's black bean patties with pineapple rice) and spiced carrots (leftover from CL's scallops & spiced carrots).   Looked great on the plates, very good dinner.

skerida's Review

November 13, 2013
I made this recipe a couple weeks ago and I had high hopes but it left me disappointed. It didnt have the spice that I would like to bring out the flavor in the pork chops. I followed it to a T but if I did make it again I would def kick it up. The mango salsa wasn't bad

contentedgirl's Review

June 19, 2012
I loved these pork chops and so did my husband. The Caribbean rub was delicious, as was the mango salsa. I served this with Cooking Light's Quinoa Peach Salad and sugar snap peas, and my husband complimented me on what a great dinner it was. It will go into my saved recipe file to be used again!

KathrynNC's Review

October 31, 2011
Excellent!! We loved the flavors of this dish - and it was quick to prepare and cook. I served it with black beans and rice salad (mixed with a bit of olive oil, lime juice, red onion, minced garlic, cilantro, salt, and cayenne pepper) & roasted sweet potatoes (peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces, with a bit of olive oil, lime juice, honey, and similar spices to the rub plus some cinnamon, nutmeg, and chili powder. Will definitely make this again!

Tumbles's Review

October 05, 2011
Eh. I wanted to love this, but I guess I am not a fan of "Caribbean" flavors. Loved the mango salsa though. Might try this again with a different spice rub as mango salsa adapts to many different flavor profiles.

TheMomChef's Review

October 05, 2011
Agree with Jocilyn. This was an absolute winner with everyone in the family; even the five year-old.

Jocilyn's Review

October 03, 2011
This was excellent, quick to make and everyone loved it!

LightestFan's Review

January 13, 2014

jcrican's Review

May 21, 2013