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grilled pork chops with a cilantro and lime sauce on a cutting board

Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Simple and healthy, these Grilled Pork Chops with Cilantro Lime Sauce are packed with flavor and done in under half an hour.



  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 6 (1/2-inch to 1-inch thick) boneless pork chops


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stream in the olive oil, whisking well. Whisk in the cilantro.
  2. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Grill the pork, turning once, until they reach 135ºF, 8-10 minutes. (The pork will come to full temperature, 145ºF, as it continues to cook while it is resting.) Add a spoonful of the cilantro lime sauce over the tops of the chops when they have about 2 minutes remaining.
  3. Let the pork chops rest for 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle with the remaining cilantro lime sauce.

Recipe Notes:

very slightly adapted from Gourmet July 2007

Keywords: grilled pork chops