Honey Grilled Pork Chops With Grilled Plums

grilled pork chops on top of arugula with grilled plums and parmesan on top, on a white plate.

These honey grilled pork chops with grilled plums are easy enough for a weeknight, yet impressive and delicious! Enjoy summer stone fruit on the grill with this simple 20 minute recipe. (gluten-free, nut-free)


  • 2 thick-cut, bone-in pork chops (about 1 1/2" thick)
  • 3 small plums (or 2 large), red or black
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 1/2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 tbsp freshly shaved parmesan


  1. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat (about 450°F).
  2. Rub pork chops on both sides with honey and 2 tsp of the oil. Generously season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Cut plums in half, remove pits, and lightly drizzle cut sides with 1/2 tsp of the oil.
  4. Grill pork chops on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part of the chops reads 145°F.
  5. Also grill the plums, cut side down, for 5-10 minutes, or until charred grill marks appear and plums are soft, but not squishy.
  6. While pork chops and plums are cooking, toss arugula with remaining oil (1 tsp), juice from 1/2 a lemon and a pinch of sea salt. Plate arugula onto 2 plates.
  7. While pork chops rest, slice each plum half in half again for quarters. Place a pork chop on each plate on top of arugula. Top with plums, oregano and parmesan. Serve immediately.


  • Don't be afraid to season the pork chops heavily with salt and pepper..
  • For the juiciest pork chops, grill on medium-high heat (about 450°F) for a few minutes per side. When they are done, a thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part of the chop should read 145°F.
  • Grill the plums halved, then slice into quarters after they are grilled. This will make them easier to keep up with on the grill.
  • Let the pork rest for a bit while you are slicing the plums to lock all the juices in.
  • Use really good quality parmesan and olive oil. 
  • You can leave out the parmesan to make this dish dairy-free.
  • Don't have fresh oregano? Try fresh thyme, rosemary or basil.
  • Try this dish with other stone fruit, such as apricots or peaches.

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