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!