Pork With Grilled Sweet Potato “Fries”

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pork with grilled sweet potato “fries”


Serve juicy grilled pork chops and sweet potato fries with a spicy mint-walnut sauce for a summery weeknight dinner that comes together in 30 minutes!

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Yields: 4 servings

Total Time: 0 hours 30 mins

1/3 c.



small clove garlic


small jalapeño, cut into pieces

1/2 c.

mint leaves

1 tbsp.


Kosher salt and pepper

1 tbsp.


1 tbsp.

lemon juice


large sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges


bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick

  1. Heat grill to medium. Make salsa verde: In a food processor, finely chop walnuts, garlic, jalapeño, mint leaves, capers and a pinch of salt. Pulse in honey, lemon juice and ⅓ cup oil. Set aside.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush pork chops with 2 teaspoons oil and season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Grill potatoes and pork chops on medium, covered, until pork is just cooked through and potatoes are tender, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Serve with salsa verde.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 540 calories, 28.5 g fat (7 g saturated), 44 g protein, 440 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber

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