Sweet Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

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Sweet Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

Pork and pineapple is such a classic combination from tasty Hawaiian-style meals to delicious Mexican al pastor. It's a proven winner. This dish takes those flavors to the next level by grilling creamy, tender avocados and sweet, juicy pineapple to make a showstopper salsa for an easy, elegant dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 ea. 8-oz. cans pineapple rings, 1/2 c. juice reserved
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice, divided
  • 4 ea. bone in, center-cut pork chops, about 3/4" thick
  • 1-1/2 t. kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 t. ground pepper
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted & skin removed
  • 1 ea. small red onion, peeled & cut into 1/2" rings
  • 1 ea. jalapeño pepper, halved & seeded
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare the marinade: In a baking dish, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and 1 T. lime juice.
  2. Season pork chops with 1 t. salt and ground pepper. Add to marinade dish and turn to coat. Let sit, turning occasionally while you prepare the salsa.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place pineapple rings, avocados (flat side down), onion, and jalapeño on grill and cook, until beginning to soften and grill marks appear, around 3 to 4 minutes per side (remove avocados after first 3 to 4 minutes). Remove from heat, roughly chop all vegetables, and place in bowl.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and remaining 1 T. lime juice, remaining 1/2 t. salt to bowl with and mix well. Let rest.
  5. Then, place pork chops on hot grill and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side until no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Serve hot pork chops with a heaping serving of pineapple-avocado salsa.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 940mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 24g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 28g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 6%
Iron 0mg 10%
Potassium 900mg 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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