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Grilled Cilantro Pork Chops with Summer Salsa

Grilled Cilantro Pork Chops with Summer SalsaMango makes really good salsa! I found this recipe from The Food Addicts, but wanted to try a different marinade for the pork. I found this recipe on yummly that fit the bill. The combination was really good. This makes a HUGE quantity of salsa. I used some with my eggplant chips, and found it absolutely addicting.

Grilled Cilantro Pork Chops with Summer Salsa
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 limes, divided
  • ⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, divided
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 mangoes, chopped
  • 1½ cup cucumbers, seeded and chopped
  • 1½ cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup watermelon, seeded and chopped
  • ¾ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
Instructions
  1. Combine garlic, onion powder, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons cilantro and juice and zest of 1 lime in a zip top bag. Put pork chops in bag. Marinate for 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Combine mango, cucumber, tomatoes, watermelon, onion, jalapeno, and remaining cilantro. Whisk together remaining oil, juice of remaining lime, vinegar, and orange juice. Pour over salsa, stir to combine. Refrigerate several hours.
  3. Grill pork chops over medium low heat, approximately 15-20 minutes. Serve topped with the salsa.

Happy eating!

Ruth

Simple Melon and Cucumber Salad

simple melon and cucumber saladOur son is still home from his Navy school, and I am still trying to get him to eat better. Hope this translates into better eating when he goes back! I was grilling a steak tonight, and wanted a simple, quick side dish to throw together after work. This salad definitely fit the bill! My husband described it as a good combination of sweet and sour. It is very low calorie, too.

Simple Melon and Cucumber Salad
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
  • 2 small cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine watermelon, cucumbers and strawberries.
  2. Whisk olive oil into vinegar.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss.

Happy eating!

Ruth