Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Total Time
28 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 chop and about 1/2 cup salsa)

This elegant pork chop supper calls for just five ingredients, plus salt and pepper.  The grilled pineapple salsa complements the grilled pork perfectly.

How to Make It

Combine pork and 1 tablespoon juice; let stand 10 minutes. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pineapple and onion; cook 4 minutes on each side or until onion is tender. Coarsely chop pineapple and onion; combine in a medium bowl with remaining 2 teaspoons lime juice, jalapeño, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.

Chef's Notes

Seed the jalapeño if you prefer a milder salsa.

Ratings & Reviews

Altered Recipe

June 14, 2015
I altered this a bit. I marinated the pork beforehand in Worcestershire and white wine vinegar. I did not add any salt. I used shallots instead of red onions. And added chopped basil to the salsa. It came out amazing. 

daneanp's Review

November 13, 2013
Good, simple meal. I used our Trager for both the veggies and the pork. Using a grill rack, it took 10 minutes each side for the pineapple/onion and 7 minutes each side for the pork. Perfect. Don't forget to wear gloves while mincing the jalapeno!

SDBennettmd's Review

August 18, 2013

EllenDeller's Review

May 26, 2012
Really enjoyed this dish. I simplified the cooking by sauteing the pork, then adding the salsa ingredients to the same pan as the pork was finishing. I took it off the burner and let the onions and peppers cook in the heat of the pan. The salsa then kept the pork moist and the pineapple carmelized that way too. I did add more lime juice for sparkle and moisture. Served with corn and asparagus, though sweet potatoes would also be great.

PKcookin's Review

April 09, 2012

Rescue1947's Review

February 03, 2012
This is really good !! Only thing I did was add a little more lime juice on the chops. The salsa also goes great with white rice. I will fix this again.

mjmmjk's Review

June 05, 2010
I rarely make pork but this was delicious. Grilled the pineapple and onions separately since they took different amounts of time to finish. Salsa tasted great chilled the next day with tortilla chips.

DianaCarter's Review

June 01, 2010
This is a fabulous recipe that is easy to make and impressive. I used fresh pineapple and grilled it indoors, but I plan to put it on the gas grill too.

crowe1989's Review

April 30, 2010
I did not include the pepper or onions (just not my thing) and grilled the pork chops and pineapple outside. It was a winner in our home! Looking forward to making it again1

Whygal's Review

April 09, 2010
YUM!! I made this recipe exactly as written but grilled the chops outside. Served with grilled aspargus. Will add this to the pork chop rotation.