This is one of those recipes I have been wanting to try for a while now, but for some reason, got lost in the shuffle. With me being on a major avocado kick lately, it of course, found it's way to the front line and as always, I'm so glad I finally made it. Honestly, I could eat the salsa all by itself and be happy, but the pork does add a little something to it, for sure!! :) Not a pork fan? No problem, this would go great with chicken or fish too. Heck, try it with steak.. I bet it would be perfect with just about anything!!
Ancho Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with Avocado Salsa
Adapted from Life's Ambrosia
1 Avocado, pitted, removed from skin and diced
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
the zest and juice from 1 lime
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped Basil
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2-4 boneless pork loin chops
Combine diced avocado, tomato, lime juice and basil in a bowl. Gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In another bowl, combine chili powder, salt, cayenne, cumin, garlic powder and oregano. Place pork chops on a plate and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with the spice mixture, cover and let sit for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Remove pork 10 minutes before grilling and allow to sit at room temperature.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Clean and oil grill grates. Place the pork over direct heat and grill 4-8 minutes per side or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove and allow to rest for 3 minutes.
Place pork on plate and top with salsa. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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