Healthy Dinner Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Asparagus and Pesto

Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato & Asparagus

grilled pork chops

If you want to whip up something really healthy and easy, try this! Lovely with a side salad or baked potato too.

10 mins


Serves 1


4 (about 1-inch thick each) bone-in pork chops

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

1 bunch asparagus

1 cup cherry tomatoes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/4 cup pesto,

1/4 cup basil leaves for garnish, optional


  1. 1
    Rub pork chops with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper on both sides. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Oil the grate of a grill and set to medium heat. Add chops and grill for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Internal temperature taken with a meat thermometer should read 145 to 160 degrees.
  3. 3
    Toss the asparagus in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add alongside the pork chops, after the chops have cooked for 15 minutes.
  4. 4
    Drizzle cherry tomatoes with 1/2 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  5. 5
    Grill asparagus and tomatoes for about 5 minutes, until asparagus is slightly tender and tomato skins have blackened a bit in places. After removing pork chops from grill, allow to rest 5 minutes before serving. Cover veggies until ready to serve
  6. 6
    Serve asparagus and tomatoes alongside pork chops and drizzle with pesto.

Top Tips with this Recipe!

This recipe is so tasty with potatoes too, a perfect post workout dinner.

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to empower women to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve coached more than 6,140 women over 14 years to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.

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