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Pork Chops With Strawberry Relish

Pork Chops with Strawberry Relish is the perfect meal when you want to eat a lighter, more flavorful pork chop! They’re light, fresh, and extremely delicious!

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This pork chop recipe was originally shared in 2011. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself (and, sadly, the original photos) have remained unchanged.

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How this recipe came to be:

On my quest to try and cook lighter and healthier meals, I came up with this dinner for grilled pork chops with strawberry relish one night after surveying what I had in my pantry and fridge. 

I hope you like it.  We sure did.

Why this recipe works:

The balance of flavors in the strawberry relish is something you’ll truly enjoy.

The sweetness of the strawberries, the light bite from the red onion, the earthy tartness of the cherry tomatoes, and the gentle kiss from the fresh basil all marry together as the perfect topping for just about any protein, fish included.

What other protein will this strawberry relish work on?

The question is…what WON’T it work on?

Try it on:

  • chicken breast
  • chicken thighs
  • salmon
  • tilapia
  • mahi-mahi
  • ground beef burgers
  • turkey burgers
  • steak
  • try it on just about anything…

What is the proper temperature for cooked pork?

Pork is properly cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 145-degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read thermometer.

Will a bone-in pork chop take longer to cook than a boneless pork chop?

Yes, it will, and it’s good to be aware of this fact when you’re planning your cooking times.

Does a bone-in pork chop have more flavor than a boneless chop?

Yes!! The bone helps to add extra flavor to the meat while cooking.

That’s the trade-off for cooking bone-in pork chops. They DO take longer to cook, but they also DO have more flavor.

The same is true with all bone-in proteins vs boneless.

How to make pork chops with strawberry relish:

  • Brush the chops on both sides with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  • Allow the chops to sit for 30 minutes while preparing the strawberry relish.
  • Slice the strawberries and chop the red onion and tomato.
  • Place them in a small bowl and add additional balsamic vinegar, honey, ground coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the basil and stir gently, and set aside.
  • Dry the chops on the sides with paper towels.
  • Add the olive oil to a skillet or indoor grill pan and cook until the chops reach the internal temperature reaches 145-degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Allow the chops to sit for 10 minutes (covered) before serving.
  • To serve, top the chops with the strawberry relish and garnish with additional fresh basil if desired.
A super closeup photo of a cooked pork chop topped with strawberry relish with basil and red onion.
 

Additional pork chop recipes you’ll also enjoy:

*French Onion Pork Chops (shown below, and in the featured video)

All the flavors you love in a traditional French onion soup are captured in this recipe for French Onion Pork Chops. Make them ASAP and I promise you won’t be sorry!

Two Boneless French Onion Pork Chops on a blue plate with cheese and thyme.

*Garlic Lovers Pork Chops (not shown)

Garlic Lovers Pork Chops have a mildly sweet and fragrant garlic flavor that doesn’t overpower or overwhelm the taste buds. Trust me when I tell you that they will be some of the best pork chops you’ve ever eaten!

*Dill Pickle Pork Chops (shown below)

These fork-tender Dill Pickle Pork Chops with Bacon & Onion are infused with flavor from the pickle juice brine, the browned bacon, and sautéed onions. This fast and easy low-carb recipe will soon become a family favorite!

A skillet filled with Dill Pickle Pork Chops with a green napkin on the side.

*Cool Ranch Pork Chops (not shown)

Cool Ranch Pork Chops is one of the easiest and best family dinner recipes! And, since there are no knives needed to make this meal, even the youngest of kids can help to prepare this family favorite dinner!

*Pork Chops with Strawberry Relish (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s deliciously healthy strawberry pork chops recipe.

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The printable recipe card:

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PORK CHOPS WITH STRAWBERRY RELISH

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Light and fresh! Pork chops with strawberry relish are the perfect meal when you want to eat a lighter, more flavorful pork chop!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course main course pork chops
Servings 4 servings
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bone-in pork chops approximately 1/2" thick (boneless will also work)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar divided
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes seeded and chopped. Or 1-pint cherry tomatoes,, halved
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ medium red onion chopped (approximately ¼ cup)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, divided

Instructions
 

  • Brush the chops on both sides with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  • Allow the chops to sit for 30 minutes while preparing the strawberry relish.
  • Slice the strawberries, and chop the red onion, and tomato.
  • Place the strawberry mixture in a medium bowl and add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, honey, ground coriander, and add the remaining salt, and pepper.
  • Add the basil and stir gently. Set aside.
  • Dry the chops on both sides with paper towels.
  • Cook the chops in a skillet or grill pan (indoor or outside) in olive oil until the chops reach the internal temperature reaches 145-degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes (covered) before serving.
  • To serve, top the pork chops with the strawberry relish and garnish with additional fresh basil if desired.

Notes

The strawberry relish is also great on chicken, beef, turkey, and fish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 36gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 680mgPotassium: 816mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
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Charley29

Monday 7th of November 2011

this is perfect! perfect post, color, menu.. its fantastic!!

Kudos Kitchen

Sunday 24th of July 2011

Awesome. Thanks Ellen. I appreciate it and will also be checking out yours as well.

Ellen Zames

Sunday 24th of July 2011

Love your blog! I'm your newest follower.

Ellen

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Elaine

Saturday 23rd of July 2011

This looks like a wonderful summer relish to try with different cuts of meat!

yummychunklet

Thursday 21st of July 2011

How fantastic do these chops look? OMG! And, is there anything that strawberries wouldn't make better? Great post!