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Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Pineapple Salsa: What are you planning to grill up Memorial Day Weekend? Try this deliciously easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with fresh Pineapple Salsa.  It’s the perfect main course for your Memorial Day bash!

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

We’ve got big plans Memorial Day Weekend involving friends, water sports and a LOT of food. Yet as much as I love to cook, I do not want to spend the entire weekend in the kitchen. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead, selecting a menu for the weekend that is easy to prepare, yet full of flavor.

Grilled Pork Chops

When I meal-plan for a big weekend, I like to:

Doing these few things makes the weekend much more relaxing for me. And if mommy’s relaxed, everyone’s relaxed!

Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

This easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Pineapple Salsa is a marvelous dish to serve Memorial Day weekend because it’s quick to make and loaded with flavor.

Pineapple Salsa

The pork chops soak in a sweet, smoky and spicy marinade that offers a real kick. Then the fresh pineapple salsa with kiwi, red bell pepper and cilantro adds a cool and spicy element, and a pop of color. You can get kids to eat anything when you put a fresh fruit salsa over the top.

Add Bush’s newest Grillin’ Beans flavor, Sweet Mesquite, to complement the smoky pork chops and you have a meal that makes everyone happy.

Bush's Beans

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Pineapple Salsa

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Spicy Firecracker Pork Chops with Fresh Pineapple, Kiwi and Red Pepper Salsa


For the Pork Chops:

  • 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4 - 1 inch thick (1-1.5 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey

For the Salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh diced pineapple
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced kiwi (about 4)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Pour the soy sauce, liquid smoke, hot sauce and honey in a large zip bag. Shake to mix, then add the pork chops. Marinate for at least thirty minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  3. For the pineapple salsa, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Once the grill is hot, grill the pork chops for 3-4 minutes per side. You want the pork chops to be slightly pink or just barely cook through, but not dry.
  5. Cover the chops with foil and allow them to rest at least 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve warm with fresh salsa piled over the top.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa with Pork Chops
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are my own. These are awesome beans, folks!

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46 Responses to “Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Pineapple Salsa”

  1. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted May 15, 2012 at 7:43 am

    so pretty and fresh!


  2. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted May 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Heavens to BETSY this just did me IN.


  3. Denise @ Creative Kitchenposted May 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I love your tips about preparing food ahead of time, and lots of fresh fruit. We live near the beach, and my girls love nothing better than COLD, fresh fruit when we’re there all day. Mmm!!

    This salsa sounds amazing….you’ve been on quite the tropical fruit kick lately. :)


  4. Kristenposted May 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I love how colorful this pork chop recipe is! Looks delicious, Sommer!


  5. Kiri W.posted May 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Wow – what a cool twist on salsa! I don’t like pineapple, but love the idea of kiwi – maybe I could turn it into mango and kiwi salsa :)


  6. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted May 15, 2012 at 10:06 am

    i don’t love kiwi but would totally eat it in a salsa :) and i LOVE the grilled porkchops! perfectly done :)


  7. Belinda @zomppaposted May 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Not much I don’t love about this! Wait…is it really almost Memorial Day??


  8. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted May 15, 2012 at 10:48 am

    If only I had this for lunch today! Gorgeous!


  9. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted May 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Pork is one of our favorites and grilling it is perfect this time of year. I love your pineapple kiwi salsa as well…all of it looks gorgeous together!


  10. raquel@eRecipe.composted May 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    The pork chops looks deliciously tender. With the pineapple salsa… yummy! Mouth watering dish that made me hungry =)


  11. Kellyposted May 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This might just be the best recipe I’ve come across all day!!! Looks absolutely amazing and I just love the flavors! :)


  12. bake your dayposted May 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I have been searching for a new (fun) pork chop recipe. Love this salsa!


  13. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted May 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    We eat a lot of pork chops in the summer — can’t wait to try this!


  14. Steph@stephsbitebybiteposted May 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This is such a colorful meal! That salsa totally steals the show!


  15. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memoriesposted May 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    So beautiful! I’m a big fan of grilled meats with fruity salsa, so I can’t wait to try this. I’ll probably even pair it with the Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans too….looks like a great combo.


  16. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingsposted May 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    This sounds like a perfect summer dish!


  17. Brianposted May 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I’m loving this salsa… First of all, kiwi? Really? That’s just the most fabulous idea… Never would have thought to include that, but it looks marvelous.


  18. Carolynposted May 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I adore pork chops, but I don’t think I’ve ever done them on the grill. How terrible is that? What a great recipe!


  19. Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chewposted May 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This is such a great idea for a salsa, I’m sure it tastes amazing with those handsome pork chops!


  20. Paula- bell'alimentoposted May 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I am loving that salsa Sommer!


  21. myfudoposted May 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I am sure this will also be great for Thanksgiving…I love the festive presentation. It is never too early to start planning for the holidays, isn’t it?


  22. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted May 16, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Wow, this looks incredible! That salsa looks so refreshing, and the perfect complement for the pork chops. The boyfriend is going to love this!


  23. Apron Appealposted May 16, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I just bought a load of kiwis at Costco that I have no idea what to do with.,,,but now I do. Thanks


  24. katieposted May 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

    This looks and sounds amazing! I think my husband will go ga-ga over these pork chops!


  25. Kristaposted May 16, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I love pork chops. We have a family marinade that I love to grill in the summer. I’m definitely going to have to make that fruit salsa! It’s gorgeous!


  26. Delishhhposted May 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

    One of my favorite things to eat with pork chops are pineapple – but this salsa sounds awesome. So excited for summer and grilling season.


  27. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    What a great summer/spring recipe! Your photos are so beautiful, bright and vibrant, too! Thanks for sharing, Sommer.


  28. Aggieposted May 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

    This looks delicious Sommer. I love everything about it. And you know what, I learned something new from you, I never scoop out my kiwis like that. We love them (and I just brought home big container from Costco yesterday) but I hate peeling them. I usually use a paring knife but it gets tedious. Going to try your way later :) Have a great day!


  29. Jeanetteposted May 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    That salsa is calling my name! I have some fresh pineapple in the fridge – would love to try this over grilled fish.


  30. NanaScrivposted May 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    This looks so wonderful, Sommer. I love everything about the flavors and the ease of the new grilling beans. I want this right away.


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  32. TheMexicanCookposted May 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

    That nice porkchop with fruit salsa looks awesome.. delish delish!!!


  33. Heleneposted May 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I’ve never had beans with chops, what a clever idea.


  34. Tiff @ Babes and Kidsposted May 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    We just got a grill and I am so excited to try this!


  35. Chris and Amyposted May 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Great way to make pork chops more seasonal, and bright!


  36. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted May 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Mmmm, these pork chops look scrumptious. I love the salsa you used to top the pork chops.


  37. Rachel - A Southern Fairytaleposted May 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    ooo Sommer, these sound amazing! I love kiwi and spices and of course, Bush’s Beans!! :-)


  38. Raquel Rusingposted May 22, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Good morning! Great recipe. I integrated it into my Memorial Day weekend camping menu. See some other great meals to go with this one: http://ladypirate.org/2012/05/22/diy-memorial-day-weekend-menu/

    Thanks for the idea!


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  41. Stacyposted July 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I made this for dinner Sunday night and LOVED it! So light and fresh. Perfect meal for a summer evening. Can’t wait to make a few more things I found on your website!



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