Pan-Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

 This got put on last week’s menu because we needed something fast – and this certainly delivered. It was on the table in less than 20 minutes and I loved that none of it relied on pre-packaged ingredients.

It’s also diet-friendly – the nutrition facts published with the recipe in Cooking Light say it’s only 215 calories per serving.

Pan-Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
(from Cooking Light, March 2010)

2 boneless pork chops
1 T. + 1 t. lime juice, divided
2 slices of pineapple
1/2 onion, cut into 1/2 in. thick slices
2 t. minced jalapeno pepper
1/4 t. salt
Pinch of pepper

Combine pork and 1 T. lime juice; let stand 10 minutes.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pineapple and onion; cook 4 minutes on each side or until onion is tender. Coarsely chop pineapple and onion; combine in a medium bowl with remaining lime juice, jalapeno, salt and pepper.

Re-spray grill pan with cooking spray. Add pork. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.

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