A simple marinade before barbecuing infuses these Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa creating a flavourful, delicious bite!
Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
I’ve learned through my cooking journey that whenever you can marinade meat, you will end up with a more well rounded flavour. I respect the meat purists who prefer to grill with a little salt and pepper keeping it simple, but I do love a good marinade.
Here we’ve combined lime juice (always fresh), soy sauce, ginger and garlic. A short marinade is good but a little longer, like 30 minutes up to 60 minutes will add even more flavour.
Served with a fresh pineapple salsa, and your favourite grilled vegetables, these pork chops are a keeper.
Grilling Pork Chops
There’s nothing more annoying and satisfying at the same time as walking outside of your house and immediately being hit with the aroma of a neighbour’s BBQ grilling up something fabulous. Makes you want to run back in, find some meat and slap it on the BBQ.
Pork is a lean meat that is versatile, lends itself well to marinades and depending on the cut grills up fairly quickly.
What to serve with this protein?
When we grew up your plate needed to consist of a protein, starch and vegetable. Long gone are those silly days! We aim for half your plate of veggies or salad and a protein. Sometimes a starch thrown in but rarely. Here’s how we enjoy pork chops.
- Salads, your favourite salad is the perfect side. Try Grilled Bread and Tomato Salad, Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing, or Creamy Dijon Dill Potato Salad.
- A hearty side dish of roasted or grilled vegetables, Brussels Sprouts with Candied Walnuts or stuffed peppers, zucchini or potatoes.
- Rice is always nice! Give this Wild Rice, Orzo and Mushroom Casserole a go.
How to use leftover pork chops
I like to make extra pork chops so I have leftovers the next day. And a delicious way to use them up is to cut leftover pork chops into thin slices and put them into a wrap. You could add a little BBQ sauce, and some leftover pineapple salsa for a delicious lunch.
Looking for more pork recipes? Give these a try!
- Moo Shu Pork
- Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin
- Simple Braised Pork
- Spicy Orange Pork Chops
- Pork Souvlaki with Cucumber Pineapple Salsa
- Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork
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- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
- 4 tsp vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 5 pork chops
- 1/2 pineapple peeled, cored and cubed
- 1 green onion thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup diced red/purple onion
- 2 tsp lime or lemon juice
- 1/2 cup or less cilantro (chopped)
- 1/2 Jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
- In a plastic zip up bag, mix together lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, oil and garlic. Add chops, turning to coat. Zip up bag and let marinate for a minimum of 10-15 minutes before grilling.
- Remove from marinade and place chops on BBQ over medium-high heat. Close lid and grill, turning once, until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside.
- Remove from grill and let rest under tin foil for a few minutes before serving.
- In bowl, stir together pineapple, green onion, red onion, lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. If you like heat leave the seeds in the jalapeno adding it all to the salsa. Serve with pork.