Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Pecan Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Pecan Salsa


4 1-inch thick boneless pork loin chops

3/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 medium peaches, diced

2/3 cup raw pecan pieces

2 tablespoons red onion, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper

2 teaspoons lime juice


  1. Season the pork chops with the 3/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  3. Add pork chops to the grill and cook until nicely browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Flip the chops and continue to cook until the center registers 135 degrees F, another 5 or 6 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a plate and let rest for at least 5 minutes (the interior temperature will continue to rise and should reach 145 – 160 degrees F. before eating).
  6. While the pork chops are grilling, prepare the salsa: Gently stir together the peaches, pecans, onion, basil, jalapeno, lime juice, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  7. Add a generous amount of salsa on top of each chop, with remaining salsa on the side.