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Category: Main courses

Herb-Grilled Pork Chops With Lime

A combination of fresh herbs and garlic adds a robust flavor to this low-fat marinade for grilled pork chops. The liquid in the marinade is simply water and a little olive oil for flavor. When choosing pork chops, look for ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour marinating | Serves 4
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 4 thin sirloin rib chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Step 1Toss together the cilantro, parsley and oregano in a large glass bowl. Stir in the onion, garlic, vinegar, water, olive oil and salt to taste.

Step 2Add the pork chops and toss to coat. Cover and marinate them in the refrigerator about 1 hour.

Step 3Heat the grill or a grill pan.

Step 4Remove the pork chops from the marinade and lightly spray them with cooking spray. Grill the chops over hot coals or on a stove-top grill pan until the chops are cooked to medium and slightly pink in the center (about 160 degrees on a meat thermometer), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with slices of fresh lime.

Each serving:
294 calories; 172 mg sodium; 96 mg cholesterol; 14 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 34 grams protein; 2.96 grams fiber.
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