Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Grilled Pork Chops with Melon Salsa

The recent warm weather has made me crave grilled food. Sadly, our grill is covered and 'winterized'. In anticipation of its 'coming out', I'm posting one of my favorites from last summer! Maybe this will spur us on to get ready for grilling season! And to those of you who grill year 'round - ENJOY!

Grilled Pork Chops with Melon Salsa
1 cup chopped seeded watermelon
1 cup chopped honeydew melon
3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
Cooking spray

Combine the 1st 7 ingredients ( melon through salt); set aside. The salsa is made! How easy was that?

Combine oil with remaining ingredients through black pepper. Rub oil mixture over both sides of the pork chops. Spray grill grates, heat to medium-high. Add pork chops and cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Do not overcook! Remove from grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with Melon Salsa.

Helen's Notes: Use any fruit in season for the salsa - peaches, pioneapple, mango...

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