Basil Pesto Pork Chops

Pesto Is Not Just For Pasta!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 minutes

8 thin cut pork chops
10-12 basil leaves
1/2 cup parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 cup olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup Pignoli nuts
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
pinch red pepper flakes 

Cooking Tools

Food processor
Baking dish

In a food processor, add; basil leaves, parsley leaves, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, Pignoli nuts, salt, pepper, pepper flakes.  Pulse food processor on high for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes.  Line baking dish with the pork chops and pour half the basil pesto onto the pork chops and coat on both sides.  Place in refrigerator to marinade for at least 1 hour.  Reserve the other half of the pesto to put on grilled pork chops.  Preheat grill and place marinaded pork chops on high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Dollop pesto sauce on top of grilled pork chops just before serving.
Serves 4

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