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Sweet Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa and Sriracha Mayo

This taco is not your typical taco; with just the right amount of sweetness, light and cool, and spicy. It combines for a light, but filling dish.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Dinner, Food, Recipe


  • Fresh flour tortillas for serving
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs pork ribs cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water

Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 green onions diced
  • 1/2 lime squeezed for its juice
  • Salt and pepper

Sriarcha Mayo

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2-3 Tbsp sriracha more or less to taste


  • In a large pan, heat the olive oil. Add in the garlic and jalapeno and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant and the jalapeno begins to cook through.
  • Add in the chunks of pork and saute over high heat.
  • Add in the fish sauce and stir for a couple minutes until the pork is cooked through. Add 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir in with the pork. About a minute later, repeat. By this point the pork should be caramelized. If not, add another tablespoon each of water and sugar, and stir.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salsa by combining the cucumber, pineapple, cilantro, green onion, lime juice, and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Lightly toss.
  • Mix the mayo and sriracha together in a separate small bowl.
  • Prepare the tacos by placing the pork down the middle of a warm flour tortilla. Top with salsa, sriracha mayo, cilantro and a hit of fresh lime.