Monday, August 10, 2009

Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarine Salsa

I have been cooking a lot more lately with my open summer days. Here is one I made tonight that is one of our favorites and very easy! It is adapted from a recipe on


  • 2-3 nectarines, pitted and diced
  • 1 ripe tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • optional - 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste
Pork Chop;
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4(4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate.
  • To make the salsa, place the nectarines, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and red pepper flakes in a bowl; toss to blend. Season to taste with salt. Cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Stir the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Place the olive oil in a small bowl. Brush the pork chops with oil, and season both sides evenly with the cumin mixture.
  • Place pork loin chops on the preheated grill. Cook until lightly browned and juices run clear, about 4 minutes on each side - DO NOT overcook!
  • Place pork chops on serving plates, and top with a generous spoonful of salsa.

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