Recipe: Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs

Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs

Looking to change up your family's dinner routine this summer? We're big advocates of putting food on a stick, because doing so keeps things interesting at the dinner table — and healthy as well! Ditch the boring grilled chicken for a lean and juicy pork tenderloin. Your kids will love the fun new way of eating dinner, and you will love the sweet and savory flavor combos this recipe offers.

Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple KabobsHawaiian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs

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Recipe: Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs

Prep time: 15 minutes + 1 hour
Cook time: 6-8 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 kabobs


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ½ cup less-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3 cups fresh pineapple cubes (need 20 cubes)

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut in cubes

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 10 skewers


  1. In a large resealable bag, add the pork, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Seal and shake it up to combine well. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  2. While the pork is marinating, if using bamboo skewers, pre-soak them in water for about 20 minutes prior to using them. This will help the skewers to not burn up when exposed to the flame.

  3. Heat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) and lightly grease the grates with a small amount of vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.

  4. Thread the skewers with the marinated pork, fresh pineapple, and red pepper, alternating back and forth; discard the marinade.

  5. Grill for about 2-4 minutes on each side, getting grill marks, until fully cooked.

  6. Garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (2 kabobs)
Calories: 251
Calories from fat: 72
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 59mg
Sodium: 886mg
Carbohydrates: 23g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 17g
Protein: 22g
SmartPoints: 4

3.1 The nutrition content of recipes on have been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.