Recipes and Cooking Pork Recipes Pork Chops Dijon Pork Chops with Apple Salad 4.0 (7) Add your rating & review Make this weeknight dinner and in under an hour, you’ll have savory, grilled pork chops and a crunchy salad on your dinner table. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process and Sheryl Geerts Sheryl Geerts Website Sheryl Geerts is an editor and author who has nearly three decades of writing and editing experience. She enjoys writing about garden, food, and home topics. Her bylines have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes, Martha Stewart Living, and several other publications. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 23, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Grill Time: 10 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Grilling is an easy way to add a smoky, savory flavor to pork chops. This easy Dijon pork chop recipe will show you the best technique to make juicy, beautifully-charred bone-in pork chops on the grill. The pork chops are prepared using the direct-grilling method and are smothered in a Dijon-style sauce that provides a welcomed tangy flavor. Salad with grilled pork is a winning combination, and this recipe takes the dynamic duo to the next level. Step-by-step, you’re shown how to make the best apple salad to go with pork chops. Sliced apple combines with arugula, celery, radishes, and pecans for a crunchy salad topped with a cheesy vinaigrette dressing. 22 Juicy Pork Chop Recipe Ideas Approved by Our Test Kitchen What Is the Difference Between Direct Grilling and Indirect Grilling? Direct grilling involves placing food directly over an intense heat source with the lid closed. It works best with foods that grill in 30 minutes or less, including tender, thin, and small cuts of food. To cook evenly, turn food once halfway through grilling time. Indirect grilling is usually done at lower temperatures with food positioned on the grill rack to the side of the heat source with the grill cover closed. This slower grilling method works like an oven and is used for foods that take longer to cook. The heat circulates, so turning food isn’t necessary. How to Test Meat for Doneness The doneness of your pork should be determined using an instant-read thermometer. Tent chops with foil and let them stand at room temperature for 3 minutes before cutting and serving them. The temperature will continue to rise during the time it stands. Ingredients 3 cups baby arugula or watercress 1 Fuji apple, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks) ½ cup thinly sliced radishes ½ cup pecan pieces, toasted* 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (1 ounce) Kosher salt or salt Ground black pepper 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard 1 tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 4 bone-in pork loin chops, about 1-inch thick Directions For salad, in a large bowl toss together arugula, apple, celery, radishes, and pecans; cover and chill. Test Kitchen Tip: To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and shaking once or twice. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, and blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper; cover and chill. In a small bowl whisk together Dijon-style mustard, whole-grain mustard, mayonnaise, brown sugar, thyme, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside. For a charcoal or gas grill, place chops on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until 145°F, turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer chops to a plate and let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon mustard mixture over chops. Toss salad with dressing; serve with chops. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 542 Calories 38g Fat 17g Carbs 33g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 542 % Daily Value * Total Fat 38g 49% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 105mg 35% Sodium 627mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 17g 6% Total Sugars 13g Protein 33g Vitamin C 7.7mg 39% Calcium 131.3mg 10% Iron 2mg 11% Potassium 773mg 16% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 1.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.