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Pork Chops With Nectarine Salsa Recipe

Pork Chops With Nectarine Salsa Recipe

This special pork dish from Bonnie Bufford of Nicholson, Pennsylvania has a zesty flair and is a snap to prepare. A sweet fruity salsa balances perfectly with the spicy rub that coats the pan-fried chops.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each and 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons apricot spreadable fruit
  • 2 cups sliced peeled nectarines or peaches
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pork chops in oil over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, combine salsa and spreadable fruit. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in nectarines, cilantro and oregano; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/2 cup salsa equals 230 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.