Grilled Pork Chops with Watermelon Salad

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Extremely flavorful watermelon salad with grilled pork chops for your weekly summer menu!

A tasty watermelon salad with grilled pork for the summer.

I am so excited to celebrate grilling season by preparing a tasty tasty watermelon salad with grilled pork chops thanks to the National Pork Board, with whom I am collaborating to bring delicious and nutritional pork recipes all summer long. This salad dish celebrates both the pork chops —the most popular cut in our household, and watermelon. A perfect excuse to commemorate national watermelon day this coming August 3rd.

Learn about the National Pork Board’s “Pork Es Sabor”

Did you know that the National Pork Board has kicked off this grilling season with “Pork Es Sabor”? The objective behind this effort is to generate awareness about the key health and flavor benefits of pork.

A new research study conducted by the National Pork Board revealed that sales and consumption of pork will continue to increase. It also indicated that pork chops are one of the preferred pork cuts in Hispanic and African American households. And my family can attest to that as pork chops never fail in our parrilladas and even as a weekly menu option since I always include them in the shopping list.

Make this watermelon salad with grilled pork chops today!

How to make the grilled pork chops

How to make the watermelon salad with grilled pork.

Shop for a package with six thinly sliced boneless pork chops, a small seedless watermelon, fresh greens with sweet pea leaves, an English cucumber, one jalapeño pepper, a purple onion, cilantro, limes, olive oil, cumin, black pepper, and chicken bouillon. All needed ingredients to make the grilled pork chops salad.

Lean pork does not require much seasoning to make your mouth water

Pork chops do not require much seasoning to make your mouth water.

Keep in mind the pork chops do not require much seasoning for making mouthwatering dishes. We are suggesting a simple lime juice marinade to brighten up the flavors of the grilled pork chops and a salad dressing made with freshly squeezed lime juice, olive oil, and salt to taste. This dressing will complement the salad nicely, allowing the pork chops flavor to shine.

Watch the video to see step by step how we made this yummy recipe

This summer, celebrate any occasion—from impromptu family gatherings, weeknight meals, and parrilladas—with delicious, easy-to-make flavorful pork recipes like this watermelon salad with grilled pork chops. And remember, pork is a high-quality protein food that you can cook on the grill or oven roast without adding extra calories. Besides pork is ​convenient​ to cook and can be easily prepared. A great example is this fresh seasonal salad that I am suggesting today.

Drizzle the watermelon salad with grilled pork chops with a fresh lime olive oil dressing.

There are many ways you can enjoy pork’s delicious flavor and nutritional benefits. For recipe ideas and more information, please visit ​PorkEsSabor.com and ​follow​ along on social media at @PorkEsSabor on ​Facebook​, ​Twitter​, and Instagram​. ​Join​ the conversation using #PorkEsSabor.

The watermelon salad with grilled pork chops is a complete meal ready in a few minutes

The watermelon salad with grilled pork chops is a complete meal ready in a few minutes!

These are our recommendations on how to make the most flavorful grilled pork chops at home:

  • We recommend marinating the pork chops in a vacuum-sealed bag inside the refrigerator for one hour for more flavor.
  • Watch the temperature on the charcoal grill as the boneless pork chops cook fast. Avoid overcooking.
  • Cook the pork chops stove-top on a grilling pan and or on an electric grill if desired.
  • Pork is a high-quality protein food that you can cook on the grill or oven roast without adding extra calories.
Drizzle the grilled pork chops watermelon salad with a fresh lime olive oil dressing

Grilled Pork Chops with Watermelon Salad

Chef Adriana Martin
Made with grilled boneless pork chops, sweet pea greens, watermelon, cucumber, jalapeño, purple onion and cilantro. Dressed with a simple olive oil and lime juice dressing. 
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 580 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 boneless pork chops sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 14 watermelon pieces cut in triangles
  • 1 jalapeño cut in thin slices
  • 1 English cucumber cut in rounds
  • 1/2 purple onion sliced in rounds
  • 4 cups fresh greens or sweet pea leaves
  • 4 cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil and lime dressing

Instructions
 

  • Season the boneless pork chops with lime juice, cumin powder, chicken bouillon and black pepper. 
  • Preheat the grill following the safety measures. Grill the boneless pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side. The pork chops will be ready when reaching an internal temperature of 145°F or 65°C. 
  • Remove from the grill and let the pork chops stand for few minutes before serving. 
  • Plate the salad adding a bed of fresh greens, watermelon and cucumber slices, purple onion and garnish with jalapeño and cilantro. 
  • Prepare a simple dressing juicing 3 limes and mixing with 1/2 cup of olive oil and salt to taste. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve. 

Video

Notes

  • It is recommended to marinade the pork chops in a vacuum sealed bag inside the refrigerator for one hour for more flavor. 
  • Watch the temperature on the charcoal grill as the boneless pork chops cook fast. Avoid overcooking. 
  • The pork chops can be cooked stove-top on a grilling pan and or on an electric grill if desired. 
  • Pork is a high-quality protein food that you can cook on the grill or oven roast without adding extra calories.
  • Pork is ​convenient​ to cook and can be easily prepared. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCalories: 580kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 45gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 979mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 721IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Keyword pork chops, salads, watermelon
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Chef Mireille

5 stars
this salad looks fantastic and I love fruit in savory recipes – I would definitely try this one

Stephanie Simmons

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This is such a creative idea! I love it! So easy and delicious for a light dinner

dikla frances

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I love that you added watermelon in a way that it is just as much of a star as the pork is! Looks so fresh and healthy!

Jacqueline Debono

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Love the sound of pork with watermelon. Def a combo I’d like to try soon whilst watermelons are in season!

Stine Mari

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I’ve recently discovered that watermelon tastes great in savory dishes, and that pork looks like it would work perfectly with watermelon!

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