Pork Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

by Erica Dinho on September 14, 2010

Pork Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
I have always been a huge taco fan. I could eat tacos at every meal. This is probably because I adore tortillas and Mexican flavors, but also because nothing beats holding your food in your hands and get a little bit messy!

There is nothing better than a well made and filling taco that can satisfy your taste and is easy to make. This taco combines marinade – grilled pork chop strips, mango, and avocado salsa.

Buen provecho!

Pork Chops

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Ingredients

(4 servings)

  • 2 pounds pork loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Corn tortillas, each 5 inches in diameter, warmed
  • Mango-Avocado Salsa

  • 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 large mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, diced

Pork Tacos

Directions

  1. To make the salsa:
  2. In a bowl, stir together the mango, avocado, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño. Cover the salsa and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Place the pork chops in a nonreactive dish. Add the garlic, onion, scallion, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper evenly over both sides of the chops, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Prepare a grill. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt. Place on the grill rack and cook, turning once, until etched with grill marks, golden and light pink at the center when cut into with a knife. About 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. Cut the pork into thin strips and divide the pork evenly among the tortillas. Drizzle with the avocado-mango salsa, garnish with the cilantro, and serve immediately.
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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa September 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM

That salsa looks awesome, but I have to admit…you had me at pork chop strips.

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2 Joan Nova September 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Perfect combination of flavors for me — and a squeeze of lime takes it the next level.

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3 Sandra G. September 14, 2010 at 9:57 PM

I Want Some! Delicioso!

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4 norma September 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Reminds me of Tacos al Pastor which are my one and only favorite. They are made with pineapples. Now I have a second favorite. Yummy!

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5 ruth September 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Great colours! Really loe tacos too and that pork looks cooked to perfection!

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6 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen September 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

These tacos look great! I love the combination of pork and fruit, like mangoes!

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7 Velva September 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Erica, this rocks! What beautiful colors and flavors. Delicious.

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8 MaryMoh September 16, 2010 at 2:26 AM

Ooooh…this looks delicious! I love Mexican food….so delicious. I have been learning Mexican food lately. Have just learned fajita and quesadilla. Taco is definitely on my list to make soon.

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9 grace September 16, 2010 at 2:55 AM

my, my, how i’m loving the char on your pork! what great tacos, erica–bravo!

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10 zerrin September 16, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Looks gorgeous! And the filling is so creative with avocado and mango addition.

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11 rebecca subbiah September 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM

wow this looks amazing u always have the best recipes I cooked your chicken and spaghetti and mentioned you on my blog again LOL

have a fun weekend Rebecca

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12 Sarah Naveen September 17, 2010 at 8:44 AM

oh wow!! mouthwatering pork tacos…bookmarked!!!

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13 Barbara September 17, 2010 at 9:58 AM

I’m not much of a taco fan, Erica, but this recipe really looks delicious!

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14 Sophie September 17, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I love taco’s too, a lot!

These grilled pork taco’s look just the max!

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15 Chris September 18, 2010 at 7:46 AM

I really like that simple but quite effective marinade for the pork. Great tacos.

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16 Kim September 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I couldn’t agree with you more, Erica! I love holding all food in my hands. The messier, the better!

Have a great weekend:)

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17 Oysterculture September 19, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Oh my goodness, this one just has me wishing I could hop on a plane to where you live, pork tacos and mango avocado salsa just looks and sounds stunning.

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18 Erica October 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Thank you guys!

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