This lean, protein-packed meal dish features a marinade that makes the pork oh-so tender! The trick is to let it marinate overnight!

Oregano-Balsamic Grilled Pork


1/2 cup Smart Balance(R) Omega Oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, crushed
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Four 4-ounce boneless center cut pork chops, trimmed of fat
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


Combine all marinade ingredients in a small jar, secure with lid. Shake vigorously until well blended.

Place the pork in a quart-size re-sealable plastic bag, add 1/3 cup of the marinade, refrigerate remaining marinade for later use. Seal and toss back and forth to coat evenly. Refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Coat a grill pan or grill rack with Smart Balance(R) Cooking Spray and place over medium high heat until hot. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Cook pork 4 minutes on each side or until barely pink in center. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle each lightly with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4.

Variation: (Prep Time: 4 minutes) For a main salad, toss 1/4 cup dressing with 6 cups packed spring greens, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 1 cup cooked diced chicken, and 1/4 cup chopped onion.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Smart Balance.*