Your grill does double duty in this meal! Grilled apricots take center stage in a zesty salsa which tastes delicious with the chipotle flavored grilled pork chops. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Grilled Apricot Salsa
Chipotle Grilled Pork Chops


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare salsa: Grease grill rack; place apricots, cut sides down. on rack. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove; reduce heat to medium. Chop apricots.

  • In a medium bowl combine chopped apricots, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, chile pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Prepare pork chops: In a small bowl combine brown sugar, dry mustard, paprika, ground chipotle chile pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to make a dry rub (see Tip). Brush chops with oil. Sprinkle with dry rub; rub in with your fingers. Grill chops, covered, 12 to 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145 degrees F, turning once. Remove from grill; cover with foil and let stand 3 minutes. Serve chops with salsa. If desired, top with additional cilantro.


Tips: Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda (R) Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 4 g sugars.

If you're short on time, you can substitute 1 tablespoon McCormick(R) brand Southwest Sweet 'N Smoky salt-free seasoning for the dry rub.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 358 mg sodium. 530 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 30.6 g protein; 962 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 45 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 33 mg magnesium;