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Jul 12 2010

Grilled Pork Chops with Mango-Cucumber Salsa

Published by at 7:29 pm under Cooking at Home,Gardening


We haven’t been updating our food blog as frequently as before because we’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle with life. We wish we had more down time to cook and take photos, but it’s a lot more work than it looks. And on top of that, I’m now battling a cold! Maybe it’s a sign to say I need to stop working so much? *shrugs* My A.D.D personality gets the best of me. So with that, here’s a simple and colorful recipe that you can make any night of the week. I wanted to use up the miscellaneous veggies we harvested from our garden, as well as the thin pork chops we had in the freezer. The Grilled Pork Chops with Mango-Cucumber Salsa actually paired nicely together. I can’t help but be redundant about what I make at home to eat, because I’m a sucker for colorful fresh food!

First thing that needs to be done is marinate the 2-3 pork chops with 1/2 cup Orange Juice, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp honey, and 2 tbsp olive oil. Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours until you are ready to grill it. It's going to be tender with a salty-sweet flair. 

First thing that needs to be done is marinate the 2-3 pork chops with 1/2 cup Orange Juice, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp honey, and 2 tbsp olive oil. Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours until you are ready to grill it. It's going to be tender with a salty-sweet flair.

My mom always gives me mangoes when I come visit, so let's just say I always have a few of these on hand. The best way to cut these up quickly with little mess is to halve the mangoes and cut them into little squares. Then take a spoon and scoop it out. No chopping required!

My mom always gives me mangoes when I come visit, so let's just say I always have a few of these on hand. The best way to cut these up quickly with little mess is to halve the mangoes and cut them into little squares. Then take a spoon and scoop it out. No chopping required!

Unfortunately you can't do the mango trick with all of the other veggies! Time to chop chop chop... 1 cup cucumbers, 1 cup tomatoes, 1 cup green bell pepper, 1/2 cup red onion, 1 jalapeno, and of course, the 1 cup of mangoes.

Unfortunately you can't do the mango trick with all of the other veggies! Time to chop chop chop... 1 cup cucumbers, 1 cup tomatoes, 1 cup green bell pepper, 1/2 cup red onion, 1 jalapeno, and of course, the 1 cup of mangoes.

Now add in the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp Orange Juice, and some chopped cilantro for extra freshness. Add salt & pepper to taste. I let this sit in the fridge for a few hours to incorporate all of the flavors.

Now add in the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp Orange Juice, and some chopped cilantro for extra freshness. Add salt & pepper to taste. I let this sit in the fridge for a few hours to incorporate all of the flavors.

Summer time is all about BBQing! These taste best on the grill because of the nice char marks, but a pan will do fine if cooking indoors.

Summer time is all about BBQing! These taste best on the grill because of the nice char marks, but a pan will do fine if cooking indoors.

This is a meal fit for eating outdoors in our garden with a nice glass of Chardonnay. You can see our tomato jungle in the background which is yielding a ridiculous amount of cherry tomatoes. What makes this salsa so refreshing is you get the nice crunch of the veggies and a sweetness from the mangoes, along with a little kick from the jalapeño. This is a fun and simple dish that you can make with your own leftover vegetables (and fruit). Cheers to a fantastic summer!

This is a meal fit for eating outdoors in our garden with a nice glass of Chardonnay. You can see our tomato jungle in the background which is yielding a ridiculous amount of cherry tomatoes. What makes this salsa so refreshing is you get the nice crunch of the veggies and a sweetness from the mangoes, along with a little kick from the jalapeño. This is a fun and simple dish that you can make with your own leftover vegetables (and fruit). Cheers to a fantastic summer!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here:  Grilled Pork Chops with Mango-Cucumber Salsa

Here are some related posts we’ve done in the past:
Lamb Kabobs and Shepherd’s Salad with Tzatziki Sauce
Grilled Pork Chops with A Turkey Sausage Barbecue Sauce
Tropical Ceviche with Shrimp, Scallop, Mango and Pineapple
Southwest Chicken & Rice – One Pot Meal!

40 responses so far

40 Responses to “Grilled Pork Chops with Mango-Cucumber Salsa”

  1. Cookin' Canuckon 12 Jul 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Very nice recipe! When I’m looking for a quick and tasty meal (and economical) meal, grilled pork chops are one of the first things I turn to. This pretty salsa is a wonderful way to dress them up.

  2. The Duo Disheson 12 Jul 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Are the yellow mangoes sweeter than the red ones? Always wondered what they taste like. Mango salsa can never be a bad thing though, so this is awesome.
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..Bringing the Bayou to You =-.

  3. good meal good dealon 12 Jul 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Woo, a mouth-watering recipe in this summer time. The salsa looks appetizing, I can have this without the pork, thanks for sharing the recipe ^^
    .-= good meal good deal ´s last blog ..Penang Trip – Day 3 Balik Pulau- Penang Asam Laksa =-.

  4. Mai Huynhon 13 Jul 2010 at 12:30 am

    I love your plating! So pretty.

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  6. Sonia Nasi Lemak Loveron 13 Jul 2010 at 2:02 am

    This look so tempting and yummy, must try your recipe soon.

  7. Belinda @zomppaon 13 Jul 2010 at 4:47 am

    Gosh, that salsa looks so perfect!
    .-= Belinda @zomppa´s last blog ..Photo of the Day- To the Women Who Plant and the Men Who Love Them =-.

  8. Frankon 13 Jul 2010 at 5:08 am

    Simple but lovely! By the way, as you probably know, the mango trick also works well with avocados.

  9. Carol Egberton 13 Jul 2010 at 5:22 am

    Cucumbers and mangoes sound like a great, cool summer combination. Thanks for a great post.
    .-= Carol Egbert´s last blog ..Pepper and Scallion Refrigerator Pickles =-.

  10. The Manly Housewifeon 13 Jul 2010 at 6:41 am

    Great pictures. I like the Mango Salsa with cucumber I bet it add and nice flavor thanks for the recipe.

    It is a lot of work to food blog! There is a lot of great talent out there and making sure your blog stacks up is always a feat. Your blog is wonderful.
    .-= The Manly Housewife´s last blog ..Taco-Style Sloppy Joes =-.

  11. Caraon 13 Jul 2010 at 10:01 am

    The cucumber and mango combination sounds so refreshing together – a nice change from regular mango salsa.
    .-= Cara´s last blog ..Black Bean -amp Edamame Salad with Miso Dressing =-.

  12. Marisaon 13 Jul 2010 at 10:57 am

    I love learning new ways to prepare pork chops. This looks great! I will definitely try it. Thanks!

  13. Joyon 13 Jul 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Love, love mango salsa. That looks so good. I may make some tonight.

  14. Sandyon 13 Jul 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I totally love the color of this dish! It’s a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!

  15. Bizon 14 Jul 2010 at 12:19 pm

    That looks like a perfect summertime meal!

  16. Alexandraon 14 Jul 2010 at 1:33 pm

    This looks so incredibly amazing, I am definitely going to try the mango cucumber salsa!! Thank you for sharing!!
    .-= Alexandra´s last blog ..SPINACH FRITTATA =-.

  17. graceon 14 Jul 2010 at 2:43 pm

    this is pretty much the quintessential summer supper, is it not? gorgeous colors, use of the grill, garden goodness–it has everything. bravo. :)
    .-= grace´s last blog ..halitosis bad- giveaway good =-.

  18. kristyon 15 Jul 2010 at 4:45 am

    Oh my Krissy, I’m drooling! What a juicy delicious meal here. Love the additional of mangoes. Yummm….. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  19. Chris and Amyon 15 Jul 2010 at 6:47 am

    What a fresh, beautiful, summery meal!

  20. Cristina - TeenieCakeson 15 Jul 2010 at 7:25 am

    Those pork chops look perfectly caramelized and a perfect combination of flavors – the chops with the fresh ingredient salsa. Such a beautiful dish.
    .-= Cristina – TeenieCakes´s last blog ..Banana Strawberry Muffins with Oat Streusel =-.

  21. Jen @ My Kitchen Addictionon 15 Jul 2010 at 10:21 am

    Looks lovely! I think the salsa looks especially good… Plus, it’ll be another great way to use all of the cucumbers I have on hand right now!
    .-= Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction´s last blog ..Bread and Butter Pickles =-.

  22. My Man's Bellyon 15 Jul 2010 at 11:09 am

    Doesn’t it make you feel good when you can use up the odds and ends you have in your fridge? So cathartic. And this looks delicious!
    .-= My Man’s Belly´s last blog ..Deconstructing Black Forest Cake and Princesses =-.

  23. Katie @ Cozydeliciouson 15 Jul 2010 at 12:16 pm

    What a fantastic meal! I love mango anything but have never paired it with pork chops… I can;t wait to try this recipe! And your pictures are lovely.

  24. sippitysupon 15 Jul 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Fantastic! Congrats on Top 9 GREG

  25. Kocineraon 15 Jul 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious!

  26. tigerfishon 17 Jul 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I bought a mango last week and it was SO SOUR! Instead of eating it as a fruit, I use the main flesh to make a milk shake/smoothie and the rest (seed with fibers), I used it to marinate my chicken. Your mango looks so chrome-yellow sweet! And perfect balance salsa with the pork chops.

  27. Adrian @ Food Rehabon 18 Jul 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What a perfect salsa! I’ve bookmarked this for summer already! Thanks!
    .-= Adrian @ Food Rehab´s last blog ..The Best Breakfast in Melbourne’s West Plus Swiss Buttercream Pineapple Pies =-.

  28. Lirenon 19 Jul 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Mmm, this looks fresh and delicious! My kind of meal! I love anything with mangoes :)
    .-= Liren´s last blog ..Super Salad =-.

  29. lindaon 20 Jul 2010 at 4:19 am

    This Salsa looks so fresh and delicious! Thank you for sharing!!
    .-= linda´s last blog ..Sauteed shredded pork with eggs =-.

  30. IslandEATon 22 Jul 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hi, Krissy and Daniel. I enjoyed your great photography and meticulousness, as usual! Your even handed dicing of that mango is enviable.

    Thanks for another great post,

    Dan

  31. The Sudden Cookon 26 Jul 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The last shot is simple awesome!! Love love love it!
    .-= The Sudden Cook´s last blog ..Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche =-.

  32. My Restaurants Melbourneon 26 Jul 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Looks great. i especially loved the mango added to this recipe, it adds such great flavour.

  33. Edmund Mokhtarianon 29 Jul 2010 at 1:42 am

    Fantastic recipe. How can you go wrong when you integrate two amazing ingredients like mango and cucumber into one dish?

    I love the idea of that salsa, and I was wondering if you had any ideas for other things the salsa would go really well with. I’m not a huge fan of pork, and I’m really looking for something on the vegetarian side.
    .-= Edmund Mokhtarian´s last blog ..Amano Ocumare Milk Chocolate Bar =-.

  34. thefoodaddictson 29 Jul 2010 at 9:07 pm

    To all the readers who commented – thanks for your thoughts and compliments. We are so grateful for your continued support in our blog and for your patience during our short hiatus. Our apologies for not responding to each comment or for visiting you lately, but we are back and will be checking out your recent blog posts! :)
    —–

    Hi Edmund,

    This salsa will go great with just chips! You don’t need to enjoy it with meat if you prefer vegetarian style. Maybe toast up some pita bread and dip it with this mango salsa. It’s refreshing and healthy. You can’t go wrong with what you eat it with, so long as you like the ingredients and flavor! Enjoy!

  35. theUngourmeton 01 Aug 2010 at 10:38 pm

    This is such a pretty dish! I love the mango cucumber salsa! When I look at the photo of the prepared salsa it looks like there is a cute little ladybug in the very center. :) Your blog is so terrific, I’m glad I found you!

  36. MeatHub Inc.on 04 Oct 2010 at 9:35 am

    That mango-cucumber salsa looks great! :)

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  39. Sam the Pork Chop Manon 07 Sep 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Of all the pork chop recipes I’ve tried (hundreds…), I don’t think a single one contained mangos OR cucumbers. But I have to say, it sounds delicious. This is next on my list. Thanks!
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  40. Narelleon 08 Jan 2013 at 1:47 am

    Made this tonight but had delicate little pork steaks so didn’t marinade them (& severe time constraints!) but this was delicious!!! Will absolutely be making again! Thank you :D

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