This was the meal we opened the grill up with this year. Light, healthy and so flavorful! I love salsa, they pack a big punch of flavor without a lot of calories. And this salsa I made was with canned fruit, so it’s easy and cheap! Plus no peeling a pineapple, trying to get the core out and making a mess, thank you canned pineapple!
I made the salsa first. I drained the pineapple but saved the juice because I used it in the marinade for the pork, waste not, want not!
I mixed the pineapple with some jalapeno pepper and onion. I used 1/2 the pepper in the marinade for the pork and the rest in the salsa. The red onion I used 1/4 in the salsa and the rest in the grill veggies I made to go along with the pork, so you won’t waste anything making this recipe. Add a little lime juice and salt and pepper and salsa made! I used the tidbit pineapple so no chopping the pineapple up!
The pork marinated in the pineapple juice, lime juice, jalapeno pepper slices and sprinkled the pork with cumin, red pepper, oregano, salt and pepper.
Everything marinated for about 4 or 5 hours, then off to the grill
I just combined some veggies in disposal trays for our sides and this is a great thing to do with kids, my daughter doesn’t like peppers, so I made mine with peppers, onions, zucchini, garlic and tomatoes and I made hers with onions, zucchini, garlic and mushrooms, so everyone can customize them the way you want. Just add a little olive oil, salt and pepper and throw them on the grill with everything else.
Grill Pork Chops with Veggies and Pineapple Salsa
4 boneless pork chops
1/4 cup of lime juice
pineapple juice from the canned pineapple you use in the salsa
1/2 a jalapeno pepper sliced
4 TBSP. olive oil
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. red pepper
salt & pepper
Mix together spices and sprinkle over pork chops, then in a ziplock bag combine juices, jalapeno and oil and place the pork chops in and marinade for 4 to 8 hours.
1/2 can of drained tidbit pineapple
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and de-ribbed and dice finely
1 TBSP. diced red onion
1 TBSP. lime juice
salt & pepper
Combine everything and refrigerate until you serve the pork chops
After the pork has marinated on a medium hot grill, cook pork chops for 5 to 6 minutes per side until thermometer reads 160.
This recipe was shared at The Country Cooks Potluck Party