Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

What I love about this dish is how fresh it tastes and how colorful it looks. I also love that it has only a few ingredients, yet packs so much flavor! I found this recipe in Cooking Light earlier this year, and I've made it twice. The bf thinks he doesn't like pork chops, but he likes this dish. The leftover pineapple salsa is yummy with chips or quesadillas too. This recipe is for a grill pan, but I don't have one (on my Christmas list!), so I used my Griddler.

Pork chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 boneless pork chops
  • 2 TBSP & 2 tsp lime juice, divided (1 lime worked for me)
  • 4 pineapple rings, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into thick pieces
  • 1 TBSP jalapeno, chopped (If you don't like it spicy, remove the seeds!)
  • 2-3 TBSP cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cover pork chops with 2 TBSP lime juice and set aside for about 10 minutes.

Heat grill pan/griddle on medium heat, spray with non-stick cooking spray and cook pineapple and onions for 4 minutes on each side. As you can see, I sliced my onions too small, but it doesn't really matter.

Chop pineapple and onion into small pieces and place jalapeno, salt and remaining 2 tsp lime juice in a medium bowl. Add the cilantro right before you serve so it doesn't get wilted from the warm pineapple and onion.

Spray grill pan with non-stick cooking spray (I had 2 sides with my griddle, so I could cook the chops and other goodies at the same time). Season pork chops with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side (depending on how thick your pork chops are). Try only to flip once- it really seals in the juices!

Top pork chops with salsa and eat up! I served mine with homemade garlic mashed potatoes.

And the bf enjoyed his with a frosty mug of Stella. Aren't these mugs great? I found them at the dollar store! Shh... :)

And fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream for dessert. Perfection. :)

Have a great week!


  1. i'm going to have to try this recipe since i love pork chops! -tracy

  2. Marissa- where did you get your grill pan/griddle? Can you grill steaks and the like on it? - Brittney

  3. Britt-

    It's the Griddler from Cuisinart. I got it from Bed Beth and Beyond a couple years ago, but you can get it on Amazon. It's great- comes with "grill" plates and "griddle" plates so you can use it as a panini press or open it up and make pancakes, steaks, etc. I love it! :)


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