Grilled Pork Chops with Basil

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A lemon and mustard marinade tenderizes and flavours lean loin chops. The marinade also helps them stay juicy.

Tags: Easy, 30 mins, Entrées, Pork, BBQ, Grilling, Marinade, Healthy Insider’s Report 2013, Low Sodium
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 15  minutes
Cooking time: 10  minutes
Total: 25 *  minutes

*Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours.

Additional Information


3 tbsp (45 mL) PC Splendido Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Cold Pressed
2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) PC Dijon Prepared Mustard
2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped shallots
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh basil
4 pork loin chops (bone-in), about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick (about 560 g)
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine


  1. In shallow glass baking dish, whisk together wine, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, shallots, basil and pepper. Add pork chops; turn to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours, turning once or twice.
  2. Preheat barbecue.
  3. Remove chops from marinade, discarding remaining marinade. Place chops on greased grill over medium heat. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until outside is golden brown and inside has a faint hint of pink.

Chef's Tips

For easy clean-up, marinate pork chops in resealable plastic bag.

Nutritional Information

Calories 150
Fat 8 g
Sodium 55 mg
Carbohydrate 0 g
Fibre 0 g
Protein 19 g
Low in sodium