20- Minute Grilled Pork Chops with Olive & Tomato Medley

20- Minute Grilled Pork Chops with Olive & Tomato Medley

Course Type: Entree, Main Course

Preparation Time: 22 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes, these grilled pork chops are as easy to make as they are to eat!

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz NatureSweet® Summer Seasonal Medley tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • .5 oz fresh mint, stemmed
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 4-5 bone-in pork chops (about 5.5 lbs)
  • High-heat oil such as avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon ras el hanout (Moroccan Spice Blend) - *see note
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Combine the NatureSweet® Summer Seasonal Medley tomatoes, kalamata olives, chopped parsley, fresh mint, olive oil, and pepper in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Preheat your grill. Brush the pork chops with oil, and season both sides generously with ras hanout, salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the pork chops over direct heat, with the lid closed, until the pork chops are well-marked, for 8-12 minutes total, turning once. For juicy pork chops, the chops should still be barely pink in the middle and 140°F. Rest the chops for 5 minutes for the juices to set into the meat.
  4. Serve each pork chop with a generous scoop of the tomato m.
  5. *Note: The Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout typically features cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, and ground black and red pepper.