Never grilled pineapple? Get ready to be wowed. It caramelizes beautifully for a deeper flavor. Plus it's a totally tasty match with a grilled pork chop, cilantro and a little heat from serranos.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  • Combine cilantro, pineapple juice, serrano (or jalapeño), honey, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a blender; puree until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving. Transfer the remaining mixture to a medium bowl and add pork chops. Turn to coat and let marinate for 5 minutes.

  • Brush pineapple and onion slices with oil. Remove the pork from the marinade and sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a chop registers 145 degrees F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the pineapple and onions, flipping once, until lightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Serve the pork, pineapple and onions drizzled with the reserved sauce. Serve with more cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 42.2g; dietary fiber 4.1g; sugars 31.4g; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 64.6mg; vitamin a iu 292.1IU; vitamin c 116.4mg; folate 55.5mcg; calcium 51.2mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 59.5mg; potassium 719.7mg; sodium 666.6mg; added sugar 4g.

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Everyone in the family loved these pork chops! Made the recipe exactly as written except I had time to let the pork chops marinate longer than 5 minutes and I would recommend that if you have the time. Next time, I'll probably mix it up the night before and let it soak all night since the sauce is so good. I would change just a couple of things next time. The cilantro to juice ratio seemed a little off. It didn't make a pretty paste like the picture shows. I would decrease the amount of pineapple juice to 1/4 C. so the sauce was less runny. Most of the honey was still in the bottom of the blender. So I would probably start the blender and drizzle the honey in while it's running to get it better blended. Otherwise, it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this with boneless chops that I sliced thin and got 6 slices. The combination of the pork with pineapple and red onion is a great combination of flavors. I used canned pineapple that I drained and patted dry. We ended up grilling inside since this was such a simple easy recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were great. We loved them. Read More