Drizzle the grilled pork chops watermelon salad with a fresh lime olive oil dressing
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5 from 23 votes

Watermelon Salad with Grilled Pork Chops

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. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican Cuisine
Keyword: pork chops, salads, watermelon
Servings: 4 people
Author: Chef Adriana Martin

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. 

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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.