Greek Grilled Pork Chops are vibrant and loaded full of fresh flavor! Greek marinated pork chops are grilled to charred perfection, and then topped with a quick and flavorful Greek-inspired tomato salad. Serve these grilled pork chops for a weeknight dinner, healthy meal option or backyard dinner party!
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Why KJ Loves Greek Grilled Pork Chops
I love these Greek Grilled Pork Chops because they are such a fun way to change up your usual grilled pork chop! No boring and flavorless pork chops around here. The combination of the fresh herbs, lemon zest and seasonings in the marinade infuse the pork chops with such wonderful flavor. Then, topping the grilled pork chops with a Greek-inspired tomato salad puts these over the top! Dive on in!
What Sets Certified Piedmontese Beef Apart
Certified Piedmontese isn’t just any other beef brand that you may think. They have such a unique, healthy and appealing way that they operate. Let’s dive into the details on what sets Certified Piedmontese apart from the others:
- Their cows come from the rare Piedmontese breed of cattle from Italy – less than 1% of cattle in the United States are Piedmontese, but Certified Piedmontese has the largest herd of these cattle.
- The beef is naturally healthier, but does not sacrifice on flavor and tenderness.
- The beef has fewer calories, less fat and higher protein per ounce than beef from other breeds.
- The cattle are raised naturally without hormones, antibiotics or steroids – and on ranches here in the Midwest!
- You get the taste of real beef since it is naturally cleaner and leaner.
- Certified Piedmontese has a ranch-to-fork process that ensures traceability, environmental sustainability and humane handling.
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“The Spotted Boar is an all-natural, Gloucestershire Old Spot heritage pork breed with true pork flavor, family-raised the right way on a small Nebraskan farm with a humane and sustainable approach and focus on gut health to provide the most tender and flavorful quality purebred pork.”
Greek Marinade Ingredients
Pork chops are a blank canvas begging to be flavored, and this Greek marinade does just the trick! It’s bright, vibrant and loaded full of flavor. Simple ingredients come together to bring these pork chops to life. Here’s the ingredients needed:
Olive oil – since this is the base of the marinade, use either extra virgin olive oil or light olive oil.
Lemon zest & juice – using both the lemon zest and the lemon juice really infuses the marinade with all the wonderful lemon flavor!
Oregano – dried or fresh oregano can be used for this recipe. Since oregano is very strong dried or fresh, I recommend using the same amounts either way.
Rosemary – I love to use fresh rosemary here as it really brings the marinade to life! Dried can also be used in lesser quantities.
Garlic – the perfect aromatic for this recipe and adds that wonderful garlicky bite.
Salt & pepper – the easiest way to add flavor to your recipes!
Pork Grilling Tips
After the pork chops have marinated, it’s time to fire up the grill! Follow these grilling tips to get the ultimate, juicy grilled pork chops.
- Get the grill HOT – preheating the grill to 450-500 range will get the grates nice and hot, which we want! Let it preheat for about 15ish minutes so that it’s ready to go when the meat is done marinating. Having the grill this hot will get a nice sear and char on the exterior of the pork chops.
- Take the pork out of the refrigerator prior – if the pork has been marinating in the refrigerator, bring it out and allow to come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes while the grill preheats. This will allow the meat to cook more evenly.
- Keep the lid closed – I know it can be tempting to keep opening the grill to check on the meat, but if your grill isn’t flaring up and the pork is cooking happily away, let it be! Opening the grill lets all the heat out similarly to opening an oven door, which means it will take longer to cook.
- Use a meat thermometer – a good meat thermometer is your best friend. Depending on how you like your pork to be served, cook it to at least 145 degrees for medium or closer to 160 degrees for a more well done pork tenderloin.
- Allow the meat to rest – allow the meat to rest for 10-15 minutes after it comes off the grill. This gives all the juices to soak back into the meat instead of going all over the cutting board.
How to Serve Greek Grilled Pork Chops
After the pork chops have been grilled, it’s time to serve them up!
Start out by quickly tossing together a simple, yet flavor-packed Greek-inspired tomato salad. Bright cherry or grape tomatoes, salty feta cheese and vinegary kalamata olives are all that is needed to bring this tomato salad to life.
Then, lay the grilled pork chops on a serving platter.
Next, garnish the tops of the grilled pork chops with the Greek-inspired tomato salad.
Finally, dig in! Serve each pork chop with some of the tomato salad for the ultimate bite.
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