Healthy BBQ & Grilled Pork Recipes

Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilled pork recipes including pork chops, pork ribs and pork loin. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Rating: 4 stars
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Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and hot pepper sauce guarantee these chops live up to their name--SPICY.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

Rating: 4.95 stars
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Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.

Pesto-Pork Pinwheels with Grilled Peaches

Rating: 4 stars
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Slicing the pesto-and-breadcrumb-stuffed pork before skewering helps these pinwheels cook quickly and brown evenly. Serve this with grilled or roasted broccolini and farro for a healthy dinner.

Grilled Pork Loin with White Bean Puree & Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.8 stars
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This easy grilled pork loin recipe served with a white bean puree gets a pop of fresh flavor from the lemony, fresh herb vinaigrette. Make it a complete healthy dinner with steamed green beans and a green salad tossed with Italian dressing.

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
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Try this satisfying salad recipe for an updated version of the classic Cobb. Kale, feta and strawberries give this chicken salad a colorful upgrade.

Prosciutto Pizza with Corn & Arugula

Rating: 5 stars
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Prosciutto and arugula elevate this simple grilled pizza. If you have time, let the dough stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make rolling it out easier in this 20-minute healthy pizza recipe. Thawed frozen corn works in place of fresh, just pat it dry before sprinkling it on the pizza.

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 5 stars
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A pork tenderloin is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and rosemary, then brushed with an easy balsamic glaze for this simple, low-calorie dinner recipe.

Apple-Brat Burgers

A special slaw tops these light, tasty burgers. Make the slaw ahead, and serving the burgers will be a snap.

Grilled Pork Chops with Chile & Pineapple

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Never grilled pineapple? Get ready to be wowed. It caramelizes beautifully for a deeper flavor. Plus it's a totally tasty match with a grilled pork chop, cilantro and a little heat from serranos.

Black Bean Salad with Grilled Pork Cutlets

This hearty bean salad is packed with vibrant colors and contrasting textures. Center-cut boneless pork chops (also called pork cutlets), make a convenient and economical protein to round out the meal. This recipe makes one extra cutlet, which can be refrigerated for another use (see Associated Recipe).

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey-Balsamic Glaze

This lightning-fast side dish produces deliciously sweet Brussels sprouts, thanks to honey that caramelizes and crispy, salty bacon. They're so good your kids will even eat them! If the Brussels sprouts are hard to skewer, consider microwaving them a minute longer and then try skewering again. If you'd like to make this Brussels sprouts recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon.

Grilled Sausage, Peppers & Onions with Herb Vinaigrette

Adding a bright parsley-tarragon vinaigrette brings fresh flair to sausage and peppers. Serve with some crusty bread to sop it all up.
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Butterfly, Stuff and Roll Pork
Stuffing a lean pork tenderloin with a delicious filling—such as pesto in these Pesto-Pork Pinwheels—means you get delicious flavor from the inside out.
Grilled Fennel-Rubbed Pork Chops
Toasting and grinding your own spices for a flavorful rub is the quickest, easiest way to build surefire flavor in this easy pork chop recipe.

Apple-Smoked Pork Loin

Apple wood chips impart a subtle sweetness and a full-bodied smoky flavor to the oregano-rubbed pork.