Food (84), General Health (166)
July 04, 2016 | HF Healthy Living Team

Need something healthy for your Fourth of July gathering? Watch as Chef Elsie Ramos creates colorful pork & pineapple skewers using fresh fruits and veggies. Easy to make and delicious!


Pork & Pineapple Skewers

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 3- lb lean pork loin
  • 1 fresh pineapple peeled and cut and cubed
  • 2 cups of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Salt & pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Outdoor grill or indoor grill pan
  • Skewers


  1. If you’re using an outdoor grill, make sure to soak your skewers in water while prepping. This will prevent the skewers from burning on the open flame.
  2. Season the pork loin with the salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Make sure it’s a dry rub.
  3. Heat a large skillet and coat it with olive oil. Don’t let the oil smoke up!
  4. Sear (or cook) the pork loin, continuously turning to brown each side, then place on a dish and set aside to cool.
  5. Once cooled, cut the pork loin into bite-size cubes that match the size of the pineapple cubes.
  6. Build your skewers by adding a chunk of pork, a pineapple cube, and a tomato. You can use other fruits like peaches or mangos and add peppers and/or onions as well. Get creative and have fun with it!
  7. Brush each skewer with a little olive oil and a touch of salt, then grill until browned or charred and serve!

Recipe Notes

Makes 10–12 skewers

Elsie Ramos
About Elsie Ramos
Elsie Ramos is a former contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and the author of Elsie’s Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo. She attended The French Culinary Institute to further pursue her culinary interests. She’s an active volunteer for The American Diabetes Foundation, and in 2011 she partnered with Healthfirst to support efforts that highlight the importance of healthy eating.


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