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Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

It’s time for some grilled pork with mango salsa! We love to grill at our house. My husband is a wonderful grill master, and everything he puts on the grill comes out beautifully.

It’s up to me to come up with whatever it is that I hand over to him to cook. Since we grill outside year round, even in the winter, that means a LOT of meal planning.

This grilled pork recipe is my latest creation, and I just know we’ll be cooking it over and over again this summer! It’s one of my 30 minute meals and that includes making the salsa too!Pork chops on a white plate with mango salsa on top and a red bowl with salsa. Text overlay reading Grilled Pork with mango salsa.

How to make this grilled pork with mango salsa recipe

Richard is very fond of anything spicy. I like a little heat but not too much. So, this means that I have to combine flavors to suit us both.  That means that cumin almost always works its way into my spicy dishes.

It has a wonderful smoky flavor that combines with hot peppers and other hot spices, BUT I can tame them down a little by not adding so much of those and still ending up with a delicious recipe.

Since I am also a very busy lady, I also love meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Easy peasy is my motto, especially when the weather heats up and I just don’t want to be indoors too much.

That makes this recipe for grilled pork with mango salsa just perfect. It is super easy to do but tastes like you spent hours on onion, garlic, cilantro, spices and lime with some pork chopsJust look at what is going into the marinade for my pork today! I chose bone in pork because it has so much flavor when grilled.

The first step is to make the marinade and then place the fresh pork chops in it and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes. You will want the flavors to mix well with the meat.

If you have time, longer is even better, but 20 minutes gives you plenty of time to make the homemade mango salsa that will accompany the meat.Tomatoes, mangos, peppers, cilantro, onion, garlic and vinegar in bowls and spoons.

Look at these colors! We adore salsa, anyway, anyhow, and any day! It is the perfect low calorie snack and is wonderful on all types of protein.

Since my marinade for the meat is Mexican inspired, I’ll use some of the same flavors for my salsa, today.Seeded campari tomatoes and cilantro with a knife on a cutting board.

The first step in making the salsa is to seed the tomatoes. I chose Campari on the vine tomatoes. They are an easy size to handle.

I can hold half a tomato in my left hand and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds in the other. Repeat until they are all seeded. Mango salsa in a bowl with a green spatula and limes on a cutting board with a juicer.

Then give the tomatoes a good dice and combine them with all the other fresh ingredients. Add your lime juice and balsamic vinegar, the super fresh cilantro leaves and cumin and sea salt and give it all a good swirl.

Here is a tip: Roll your lime on the cutting board a few times to release the juices. You’ll get much more juice out of the lime doing this!

Man grilling pork chops on an outdoor grill.

Now it’s time to grill the pork chops on the BBQ! They need to be done to an internal temperature of 145º.

My pork chops were not too thick and took about 6 minutes for each side.Grilled Pork with mango salsa on a white plate.

Top them with the fresh homemade mango salsa and be prepared to have a party in your mouth!Grilled Pork with mango salsa on a white plate and red bowl of salsa.

These grilled pork chops with mango salsa are SO GOOD. The salsa has a bit of a kick to it, but is not too spicy and the cilantro and the lime juice combines perfectly to round it out and add a dash of fresh citrus.

After tasting this salsa, you won’t want store bought every again. And it’s SO easy to make, there is no reason to buy it.

Need a great side dish to go along with your pork chops? Try this Southern coleslaw. The dressing is just amazing!

Grilled Pork with mango salsa on a white plate with peppers.

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Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

These grilled pork chopped are topped with a delicious mango salsa for the perfect barbecue experience.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For the Pork Marinade:

  • Juice from one large lime.
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp finely diced red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • a few sprigs of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • small bunch of fresh oregano, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 pounds of bone in pork chops

For the Salsa:

  • 6 Campari tomatoes, seeded
  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced
  • 4 small yellow and red sweet peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 small jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 large lime, juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • splash balsamic vinegar


  • Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish.
  • Coat and place pork chops in marinade, and let sit, covered, in the fridge for at least 20 minutes - the longer the better. (you can even marinate it in the morning and then grill at night if you wish.)
  • Rotate the pork chops occasionally.
  • Remove the pork chops and grill them, either outdoors on a BBQ or inside on a grill pan on the stove.
  • Grill to an internal temperature of 145º. Mine took about 6 minutes per side.
  • To make the salsa. First seed the Campari tomatoes and chop them.
  • Then peel the mango and cut into small pieces. Combine these with the rest of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • Mix well and serve over the grilled pork chops.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 573Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 537mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 36gProtein: 47g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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    Renee Fuller

    Sunday 15th of May 2016

    I love the idea of mango salsa!


    Sunday 15th of May 2016

    With the price of beef skyrocketing, pork is a great choice for grilling. I've made a version of this mango salsa before. Love the hit of jalapeno in your recipe!

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Friday 13th of May 2016

    This looks delicious Carol! I haven't had grilled pork chops in a long time and the salsa looks amazing.


    Friday 13th of May 2016

    Thanks Linda. Hope you enjoy it.


    Friday 13th of May 2016

    Thanks David. Hope you enjoy it. It was a big hit at our house!


    Friday 13th of May 2016

    Oh, boy. You've done it again. I absolutely have to try this recipe. The salsa looks so good. I like anything fresh and homemade...and did I say, easy?


    Friday 13th of May 2016

    Richard adored this one. He is big on salsa!

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