Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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This week has been insanely busy, and I feel like I haven't had any time to sit down and actually enjoy a meal! Lately, I've found myself reheating leftovers while Adam and I focus on our deadlines and eat our meals in our office while we work. Sure, it's not an ideal dining situation, but sometimes life gets in the way. 

One of my favorite things to reheat is carnitas! It can be used in so many ways--like in sandwiches, skillets, salads, and even tacos. On Tuesday, I cooked some seasoned carnitas and quickly prepared some pineapple salsa on the grill. Prepared and cooked in just under 45 minutes, this grilled pineapple salsa is a delicious summer treat! It's sweet and smokey and pairs perfectly with pork, so you know for certain I'll be whipping up a batch of pineapple salsa all throughout the summer!

This grilled pineapple salsa is packed with flavor--serve it with a side of tortilla chips, throw it on your favorite taco, or even eat it straight from the bowl because it's just that tasty! Below you'll find the recipe for this grilled pineapple salsa, which I think tastes delicious on top of a taco prepared with Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas! 

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • 1/2 of 1 pineapple
  • 1 jalepeño pepper
  • 1/2 of 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 of 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/4 of a red onion (not shown below)
  • 8 street taco tortillas 
  • Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas 
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. 
  3. Slice small, bite-sized pieces of carnitas and spread them across the pan. Cook the carnitas in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. While the carnitas is cooking, slice the pineapple, jalapeño pepper, bell peppers, tomato, and onion in half. Set aside any leftovers and store them in the refrigerator. 
  5. Preheat your charcoal grill to medium-high heat. 
  6. Place the pineapple, jalapeño pepper, bell peppers, tomato, and onion cut-side up on the grill. 
  7. Rotate and flip the vegetables on the grill every 2-3 minutes until every side has been cooked, and the vegetables have begun to cook/char (about 20 minutes)
  8. Once they're cooked, remove them from the grill and chop them into smaller bite-sized pieces.
  9. Toss the vegetables in a bowl and prepare the salsa. Alternatively, if you prefer smaller pieces in your salsa (to enjoy with chips, for example), you can also toss the vegetables into a food processor and pulse the ingredients until your desired size/texture.
  10. Remove the carnitas from the oven, place a few pieces on a street taco tortilla, and top with your grilled pineapple salsa. Enjoy!

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This pineapple salsa recipe is no different--I always prefer to stick to recipes that take under 30 minutes, and the new Smithfield Marinated Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas work in so many different recipe ideas and can be repurposed into delicious leftovers (i.e. tacos, stews, sandwiches, salads, hash, gyros, wraps, and even on macaroni and cheese!) 

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  1. I love your grilled version of pineapple salsa. I am sure it goes great with the pork roast. The Smithfield dry rubbed pork shoulder sounds awesome.

  2. I feel like this would be amazing on anything! Looks so yummy!! :)

  3. I feel like this would be amazing on anything! Looks so yummy!! :)

  4. I absolutely love pineapple salsa, it really brings out the sweetness of the pork when you put it on a carnitas taco. This recipe is perfect for me and I will definitely make it the next time I make carnitas tacos;.

  5. I love easy recipes like this, and the salsa sounds so flavorful! What a perfect accompaniment to the tacos! Yum!

  6. I love pineapple salsa! This looks amazing :) pinning!

    xx nicole

  7. I love grilled pineapple salsa! Yours sounds amazing with green and red pepper in it! Anything sweet and spicy and I am all in!

  8. I LOVE pineapple - this will be a perfect summer night recipe!

  9. This sounds like one amazing summer meal! Summer evenings are always so busy, and I love the idea of getting this one ready to go in just 30 minutes. Thanks for sharing! #client

  10. i've never considered grilling pineapple...what a fantastic thought!!

  11. This sounds incredible, I love anything with pineapple!

    xo, Helene

  12. This truly sounds delicious! Some of my favorite ingredients are in this recipe, definitely pinning for later! PS your photography is amazing!

  13. I need this in my face. Totally pinned it!


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