Shrug off applesauce with your pork chops and slip into the sweet/spicy accompaniment of fresh summertime melons and jalapeños. This works best with both kinds of melons, but if you only have one melon variety at hand, the recipe will still taste just fine. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: PER SERVING Calories: 256 Total Fat: 13.5g Saturated fat: 4.3g Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g Protein: 25g Carbohydrate: 8.7g Fiber: 0.9g Cholesterol: 70mg Iron: 0.9mg Sodium: 458mg Calcium: 37mg
Ingredients: Salsa: 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon 1 cup chopped honeydew melon 3 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice ⅛ teaspoon salt
Pork Chops: 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ teaspoons chili powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops, trimmed Cooking spray
PREPARATION: For salsa: 1. Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and set aside. For pork chops: 1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. 2. In a small bowl, combine oil, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub oil mixture over both sides of pork chops. 3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan and cook 4 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness. 4. Serve each chop with ½ cup of melon salsa.