Greek Grilled Pork Chops with Greek Pasta Salad
This recipe is a fresh way to enjoy pork chops hot off the grill. A simple marinade imparts a zesty, lemon-herb flavor to the pork chops that’s perfect with a pasta salad packed full of produce. This recipe doesn’t need to marinate long – just long enough to coat the chops before grilling. You can learn more about why we don’t need to marinate meat for a long time by checking out this blog post. Did you make any modifications to this recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
Prepare the pasta salad putting the cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl, then adding the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 lemon juiced, 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine. Set aside in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. of Greek seasoning. Place the pork chops in a gallon sized sealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade into the bag. Coat the pork chops with the marinade. Let sit while preparing grill.
Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Once hot, remove the pork chops from the marinade, and place directly over the heat. Cook for approximately 3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Remove from grill once the pork chops reach 140ºF. Discard marinade.
Note – if you are cooking thicker pork chops, you will need to grill longer.
Serve pork chops with pasta salad and enjoy!