BBQ Pork Chops with Pineapple & Mango Salsa

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Summer in Australia for me is all about spending time with family, watching sport (Tennis, Soccer and Cricket - I love my sport) and having lots of barbeques. The other big thing is hanging at the beach, which is fairly new to me, as I grew up in the Snowy Mountains and Canberra (both of which are fairly inland). It's only been the past three years that I've lived right on the coast - and it's lovely - if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you can check out the beautiful Port Stephens area.

Anyway, back to the BBQing - I am a big fan of knowing where your meat comes from, and have a great butcher in Salamander Bay. In life before being a foodie, I could never have imagined looking through a butcher's display with a bit of excitement, but when I saw these pork chops - which looked fantastic - I knew exactly how I wanted to serve them. So I am proud to present my BBQ Pork Chops with Pineapple and Mango Salsa.

The Salsa is a great mix of smooth, sweet flavours (thanks to the fruit) and a bit of bite (thanks to the red chili, red onion, lemon and lime juices). The result is a fantastically fresh way to enjoy pork, and it's healthy enough to enjoy simply per my recipe below, or accompanied by a side salad. I highly recommend my Apple, Avocado, Cranberry & Walnut Salad or Quinoa Salad with Roast Pumpkin, Avocado & Cherry Tomato.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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BBQ Pork Chops with Pineapple & Mango Salsa

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 6 pork loin chops
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Pineapple & Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup fresh mango, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 to 1 red chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Method

To make the salsa, add the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Refrigerate until required.

Preheat BBQ on medium heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and cook for 6-8 minutes (depending on your preference) each side. Once cooked, remove from the BBQ, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.

Spoon the salsa on top of each chop and serve


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Ness is a qualified nutritionist, a life & wellness coach in-training, and a mother of two extremely energetic toddlers. She has created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible and attractive products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.

 

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