Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Hello all– There isn’t a week that goes by at our house that we don’t have tacos, at least once. Are there other taco lovers out there??  We’re pretty much happy with anything we can wrap into a fresh tortilla!

So when the kids came to stay a couple weeks ago pulled out this new taco recipe. The pork is sort of carmelized and the pineapple sweet and bright.   A perfect summer lunch-  light, fruity and fresh.


1 cup cucumber, cut to small bits*
1 cup pineapple, cut to small bits
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped fine
juice of 1/2 lime
pinch of salt

small street tortillas for serving
2 tab. olive oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped fine
1/2 jalapeño chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1  1/2 pound pork loin, chopped to smallish pieces
2 tsp soy sauce
4 tab. sugar
2 tab. water

To make the salsa, Mix together the cucumber, pineapple, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and salt.  Set the bowl into the fridge to meld together while you cook the pork.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Drop in the chopped onion and jalapeño.  Cook on high for 2 or 3 minutes until the onion is all wilted.  Add the garlic and cook a minutes more.

Then add the pork to the skillet and cook 3 or 4 minutes until the the pork is lightly browned.  Add the soy sauce and stir.  Then sprinkle on the sugar and water and mix it in.  Then let the pork continue to cook 2 or 3 minutes more until it is golden and the liquid has evaporated.

Warm the tortillas and serve with the pork and salsa!

18 thoughts on “Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

      • Yum!!!!
        I think I’ll probably work as close to having the baby as I can. So I think 6ish weeks left. I’ll know more when my appointments go to weekly visits here in about 2 weeks. My other kiddos were pretty close to their due dates. So I”m thinking this one won’t be too early.

        • Hi Lacey– the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight! Have you narrowed down names yet?? Our daughter (due Sept 2) is still up in the air on names. Praying all goes so well in these last weeks… hugs hugs!

          • Ugh, the name can be SO hard. You don’t realize it until you have to actually pick and then you and your spouse have to actually agree. My husband and I have been on total opposite ends of what names we wanted with the first two. This one we decided and agreed on pretty early though.

            We are going with Delta Chloe. We both really liked Delta. And our the middle names for our other two are Cole and Nicole. We thought Chloe was kind of similar to that. People seem to love it or hate Delta lol. I can tell when they don’t like and are trying to be polite.

  1. I don’t like tacos, said no Juan ever! (get it??). I have to admit, I did not make that up, a restaurant nearby has that on their t-shirts. Love the combo here of the slightly spicy pork with the brightness of the pineapple. -Kat

    • ha ha ha!! Had to read that one to my husband! And it’s pretty true!! We’re in your “neighborhood! right now!! In Wisconsin with our kids– loving the green all around and the cooler weather! And all the nice midwest people! hugs hugs from up here!

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