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Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa

 Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa
These quick and easy chops from Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota make a very colorful statement when they hit the table. Your guests will rave!
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thawed limeade concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl combine the cantaloupe, tomatoes, green pepper,
  • limeade, onion, cilantro and salt. Cover and refrigerate until
  • serving.
  • Season pork with pepper. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil;
  • using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chops,
  • covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5
  • minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat
  • stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1/3 cup salsa equals 240 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium,

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Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Salsa (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.