Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa


A zippy, sweet and spicy nectarine salsa goes really well with pork, particularly grilled pork, in this favorite summer recipe.

Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Nectarine Salsa
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
4 servings


  • 2 nectarines, pitted and diced

  • 1 ripe tomato, seeded and diced

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate, and set 4 inches from the heat.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Place pork loin chops on the preheated grill. Cook until lightly browned and juices run clear, about 4 minutes on each side. Place pork chops on serving plates, and top with a generous spoonful of salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 931mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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