A summertime salsa livens up spicy, grilled pork chops with sweet-tangy flavors from nectarines and tomatoes sparked by onions, cilantro, chile pepper flakes, and lime juice.
- 2 eaches nectarines, pitted and diced
- 1 ripe tomato, seeded and diced
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Lightly oil grate, and set 4 inches from the heat.
- To make the salsa, place the nectarines, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and red pepper flakes in a bowl; toss to blend. Season to taste with salt. Cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.
- Stir the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Place the olive oil in a small bowl. Brush the pork chops with oil, and season both sides evenly with the cumin mixture.
- Place pork loin chops on the preheated grill. Cook until lightly browned and juices run clear, about 4 minutes on each side. Place pork chops on serving plates, and top with a generous spoonful of salsa.