Roasted Grape and Onion Pork Chops

You know what is hands down the best thing in the world? Ok, picture this. It’s a beautiful 72 degrees in Denver, CO, you are driving to Whole Foods, with the windows down, with some random Top 40 hit on the radio blasting, as you dance like an idiot and sing at the top of your lungs, fully believing you sound JUST like Katy Perry. That is my life summed up in a nutshell. Well, sometimes it’s Beyonce. Ok ok, a lot of the time it’s Beyonce. We’re like the same person. The same.

I think I might drink alcoholic beverages this weekend. Yeah, I just might. I haven’t drank alcohol since December 11th at my gyms Christmas party. That was a sh*t show. I don’t drink very often because then I can’t workout and it ruins my overall body composition, so I stay away. And stick to paleo desserts instead. 100% of the time I would choose cake over alcohol. I have some issues.

Me drinking really isn’t that different from me sober. When alcoholic beverages are consumed, it’s usually in large quantities, so my walking pattern slightly changes. Meaning when I feel like I’m falling, I just step a bit quicker in hopes of not falling. And I turn those steps into dance moves. Really bad dance moves, but they have some kind of legit rhythm to them. I’m gonna dance my ass off in Cali. It’s just plain fact. Sergio’s friends may hate me. Good chance.

Ok so let’s get one thing straight. I honestly believe that pork should ALWAYS be paired with some kind of fruit. Plain and simple. Pork and fruit are perfect for each other. Kind of like me and my imaginary wonderful CrossFit man out there. We are destined to be together, it just doesn’t always happen. Which is shame. Holy crap it’s been a long time since I’ve been on a date. I hope I someday attract the opposite sex.

Holy balls, off track. I got the idea of roasting grapes from the ever amazing How Sweet It Is. She actually has a paleo recipe on her blog, I wonder if she knows. Either way, I’m still in love with her. And envy the food she comes up with. I want to sit on the floor of her kitchen and have her feed me like a puppy dog. Not even joking.


Roasted Grape and Onion Pork Chops

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 cups red, seedless grapes
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon melted
  • 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat you oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your grapes and sliced onions on a baking sheet, drizzle 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil over the top and mix to coat the onions and grapes.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes of until the grapes burst. Be careful to not burn them. I did. Fail.
  4. When your grapes are almost done cooking, heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add your remaining tablespoon of coconut oil.
  5. Season both sides of your pork chops with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  6. When pan is hot, add your pork chops and cook on both sides for 5-8 minutes (depending on the thickness of your pork chops) or until completely cooked through.
  7. There should be no pink inside your pork chop.
  8. When grapes are done roasting, remove from oven and let cool for a couple minutes.
  9. Top your pork chops off with grapes and onions then SERVE!
  10. Delish!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


54 thoughts on “Roasted Grape and Onion Pork Chops”

  1. That looks so Yum! Can you use green seedless grapes? Hard to find the red ones here in Okinawa. By the way, just started reading your blog recently and I think your awesome!

    1. I used green grapes tonight and it was good! I haven’t tried the red so I don’t know if it was better, but they were yummy!

  2. I’ve heard of pork and apples but grapes is a whole new level. Love loveee this idea!! I wouldn’t mind sitting on yourrr kitchen floor and having you feed me this 😉

  3. This has nothing to do with this recipe but I didn’t know where else to put it! Thank you for getting me addicted to sweet potatoes! Holy sh**! I’ve always liked them but never really thought about cooking with them in lieu of regular potatoes.

    This morning, I made a sausage & sweet potato scramble and I didn’t even know where to start(since I’ve never cooked sweet potatoes) so I just diced ’em up, threw ’em in a pan and everything worked out! It was delicious and they were just what my breakfast routine was missing!

    So again, thank you!

    Also, your blog is hilarious and, as a male, I have to throw in the obligatory comment about the guys in Colorado being insane to not ask you out and if you’re ever in Pittsburgh you should totally look me up 😉 (creepy much? totally!) Have a good one!

    1. Lol thanks Kevin! I’ll keep that in mind if I’m ever in Pittsburgh. I honestly don’t even know where Pittsburgh is. I wish that were a joke. F*ckin geography class

  4. Dang girl! I swear I am never going to find a man cuz I spend my weekends cooking, and eating in their entirety usually, the recipes I find on your site!! You freaking rock and are funny as all get out! I look forward to the LOL I get from your blog everyday…my office mates just look at me funny…Anyway, thanks for all of your hard work. Rock on! 🙂

  5. wow, reading through How Sweet It Is during your fasting hours = fail of the century. thank you for that lol

  6. Cool idea…never thought about grapes before. I am so far behind on making some of these recipes, damn job getting in the way of my cooking.

  7. As soon as I saw roasted grapes I thought to How Sweet’s stuffed sweet potatoes. 🙂 OMG I haven’t made them yet but I desperately want to. This looks amazing; can’t wait to try it!

  8. This looks like another yummy and creative recipe to try! just started following the paleo diet strictly and thankfully not long before finding your site. I’m so excited to have a resource to help me diversify my recipes and I enjoy your daily rambles :). My husband and I have truly enjoyed the recipes! We both share a love for training and food, so thanks for the extra inspiration!

  9. Not dating is just fine! I was a lot happier before I went on a strange date last night and left by 8pm. Oh and I got to workout with Juli Bauer yesterday. Nanny nanny booo boo.

  10. This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it! By the way, your blog is freaking fantastic. Eveyone at our old Crossfit gym is obsessed with it. Thank you for blogging! I think you’re my new idol… In a very respectful, not creepy way, I promise!

  11. ok I was a skeptic…. roasted grapes sounded weird and not that appetizing to me… especially with salt and pepper. I have to admit that it’s my new favorite thing in the world. i could just make some of the grapes by themselves and eat them as a snack!

  12. I made this last night and it was amazing! I even wowed the pants off of my in-laws who avoid eating at my paleo house at all costs! Thank you for that!

  13. Reid - Juli's #1 Fan

    Juli I made this last week – I loved it. The grape compote was creative and new and really went well with the pork I thought! I coated the pork chops in coco flour to help get the rosemary to stay put and it made a nice crust to boot. I wrapped two chops in bacon to. You can see an album of the dinner here:

    Also spicy parsnip fries (which are my new favorite thing!) and a super simple blood orange, leftover grapes and black berry fruit salad with coconut milk and limes mixed in.

  14. Absolutely fantastic! Made this for my parents to show them eating Paleo doesn’t meaning eating boring. We all LOVED it! Will be making it for my husband tomorrow night now 🙂 Thanks for your amazing recipes!

  15. OMG. Made this last night, and it’s officially my favorite meal. Ever. So so good! I’m thinking about making it again tonight…

  16. I’m totally making this tonight! I don’t have a red onion so hopefully a yellow will work alright. Red would still be better because it’s sweeter. So glad I found your blog! Hubs and I have been paleo for almost 3 weeks now and really enjoying every minute of it. Thanks for having all these amazing recipes!

  17. So I have 5-8 minutes to let my pork chops cook! What to do?

    Come here and thank you for this recipe! It looks and smells amazing. Which is really great cuz my friends and I met this new guy at work and since knowing him, I have lost 14 lbs and look awesomer.
    Just got a very excited voicemail from plus-sized friend about how he asked her out and they were all over eachother. Looks like I’ve been going in the wrong direction, weight-wise.
    Alas, I will pig out on these pork chops and not the nutella in my cupboard, to cope!!
    (Also, I am doing this via Facebook and reeeeally hope it doesn’t tell the world about this post!!)

  18. holy shit, made this tonight, tastiest thing i ever cooked… the rosemary, onion and grapes, wow… then i had a nice green salad with onion, a little red cabbage and vinegar and oil then i made a fruit salad this afternoon… thanx for the recipe…:)

  19. I almost never buy grapes! Well today I bought beautiful organic red seedless grapes and pork chops. I “googled” Paleo pork chops and here is this recipe using roasted grapes and red onion (which I also purchased today)! Well I think this is a signal from Mother Nature that I must make these chops for dinner. Going outside to pick some fresh rosemary. I’ll let you know!

    PS You’re such a doll and I love your humor and your recipes! Wish I could introduce you to my brother! LOL

  20. This was SO GOOD! My family just started with the paleo lifestyle, and my mom was a little hesitant until tonight. She couldn’t believe that this was “ok for her to eat.” So quick and easy too. Thanks for this recipe and am already looking for more

  21. Juli
    You Rock Girl
    Thanks for taking the time, Thanks for the laughs & the recipes.
    I was looking for some menu inspiration and ran across your blog, Great Stuff, thanks again.

    Check out our specials.

  22. Holy balls, this was good! This is the first recipe I’ve tried of yours and I’m deeply impressed.

  23. This was so easy and really good! A few mins before the grapes/onions were finished I drizzled some balsamic vinegar over them to finish roasting. YUM!

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