Wednesday, June 13, 2012

recipe: Garlic Lime Grilled Pork Chops and Sauteed Summer Veggies

Uz the husband loved this meal...  it was fast, simple, and FRESH.


Garlic Lime Grilled Pork Chops

Stats:  ~137 cals
Serves:  4

~1 lb thin cut boneless pork chops (there were 4 in my package)
juice of 1 lime
zest of 1 lime
1 TBS minced garlic OR 4 crushed garlic cloves
sea salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chile powder

Combine marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag.  Add pork chops and mix well.  Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Throw those babies on the grill, about 3-5 minutes on each side.  They'll continue to cook once you take them off the grill (stack them on each other), so don't overcook or they'll be super tough.

Sauteed Summer Veggies

Stats:  ~87 cals
Serves: 5

1 pint grape tomatoes
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 medium zucchini or squash, cut in half lengthwise and then in 1/2 inch half-moons
1 bell pepper, ribbed and seeded, cut into 1 inch x 1/2 inch pieces
2 TBS olive oil
fresh basil, chiffonade-d.

Heat oil in a skillet over med to med-high heat.

Add onions and let them cook until they start to soften and caramelize.  Add zucchini and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.  Pop some of the tomatoes if you want the dish more saucy.  Add the basil and mix.  You can top with more fresh basil and parmesan cheese if you're feeling fancy.  Serve.

1 comment:

  1. I pinned this, and I am totally trying it next week! Yummy!