Grilled Pork Chops With Basil-Garlic Rub

"Great summer meal. Serve with slices of ripe tomatoes and mozzarella on a bed of arugula drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (192.7 g)
  • Calories 443.3
  • Total Fat - 29 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 113.9 mg
  • Sodium - 675.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 41.9 g
  • Calcium - 64.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Brush the grate clean and oil the grate.

Step 2

With machine running, drop garlic through feed tube of food processor to mince. Stop, add fresh basil, and process until chopped.

Step 3

Add lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper and process to make thin wet rub. Spread both sides of pork chops with basil mixture. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.

Step 4

Grill chops, over direct heat, turning once, to medium rare doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We thoroughly enjoyed these delicious, juicy and flavourful chops! Used my stove top grill pan this time and looking forward to making them on the barbecue this summer. Thank you for sharing Mike!

review by:
(22 Apr 2021)


These chops are fantastic!!!! Very easy to put together and with simple ingredients, what's not to like. Thx for sharing this recipe here.

review by:
(3 Jun 2017)