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Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Zucchini


Seasoning the pork in the morning means you're all set for a speedy supper.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2012


  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3 pounds total)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for grilling
  • 6 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta (2 ounces)


  1. In a large zip-top bag, combine coriander, brown sugar, cumin, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add pork and 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 8 hours (or up to 1 day).

  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high; clean and lightly oil hot grill. Grill pork, covered, about 5 minutes per side for medium. Let rest, covered, 10 minutes.

  3. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Toss zucchini with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Grate 1 tablespoon lime zest, then cut limes into wedges. Transfer half the zucchini to a serving plate and sprinkle with zest and feta. Chop and refrigerate remaining zucchini for Herbed Ricotta Pasta with Corn and Zucchini. Serve zucchini and pork with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

Just Right
Pulling pork off the grill when it's still a little rosy inside is safe and makes for a juicy chop.

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  • mamoosedetrois
    2 OCT, 2013
    Delicious. Flavorful. Easy and fast (just remember to marinade early) Don't leave out the lime; the lime zest makes it! A new family favorite.
  • Jlils
    13 AUG, 2013
    This was really delicious! Our family loved it!!
  • makc
    12 AUG, 2013
    This recipe is easy and delicious! The grilled zucchini adds a lot of flavor and a nice compliment to the spicy pork.