Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Broiled Pork Chops
Will Budiaman


  •   Two 1-inch-thick, bone-in pork chops (about 1 ¼ pounds total)
  • 1 Cup  finely diced pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup  finely diced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons  minced red onion
  • 1/4 Cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup  chopped mint
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  • Thai bird's-eye chiles, stemmed and chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  •   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Here's a quick and easy weeknight meal for two that takes less than 30 minutes to put together. These pork chops are a tad on the spicy side (OK, they're actually really spicy), but feel free to use fewer chiles in the salsa or substitute something a bit less potent, such as serranos or jalapeños.

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Preheat the broiler. Let the pork chops come to room temperature. Meanwhile, combine the pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, mint, lime juice, and chiles in a bowl and set aside. Coat the pork chops with the olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place under the broiler and cook until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part without touching the bone reads at least 145 degrees, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plates, season the salsa with salt, to taste, mix well, and top the chops with the salsa. Let the chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving.


Calories per serving:

637 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 66g 101%
  • Carbs 50g 17%
  • Saturated 19g 95%
  • Fiber 8g 30%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 32g
  • Monounsaturated 30g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 121g 242%
  • Cholesterol 391mg 130%
  • Sodium 330mg 14%
  • Calcium 219mg 22%
  • Magnesium 198mg 50%
  • Potassium 2,627mg 75%
  • Iron 8mg 45%
  • Zinc 11mg 72%
  • Phosphorus 1,265mg 181%
  • Vitamin A 99µg 11%
  • Vitamin C 164mg 273%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 201%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 75%
  • Niacin (B3) 39mg 197%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 225%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 76µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 50%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin K 39µg 49%
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