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Pork Tacos with Summer Corn Nectarine Salsa

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two tacos with pulled pork and nectarine salsa
I cannot for the life of me believe that it is now the middle of July! How did that happen? How can summer be halfway over?! And while we are complaining, why is it so dang hot?! Haha, I know, it is summer time, but I feel like its been 100 degrees or close to it for the majority of the summer so far. So hot in fact that we haven’t been spending too much time outdoors (unless water is involved). Even with water and copious amounts of sunscreen, its too hot and muggy to be out for much longer than an hour. Which means Ladybug feels totally cooped up and needs to vent some energy. It also means that I don’t really want to cook, or even eat much, especially hot and heavy foods. Pretty much I want watermelon and salads.
hand holding taco filled with nectarine salsa and pulled pork
This is a fun and summery change-up to the old stand-by taco! The corn and nectarine salsa is a great addition, slightly tart and juicy. By using leftover shredded pork you can make this an almost no cook meal that is ready to eat in minutes. It still tasted great even with frozen corn! Light and summery, they are a great quick meal for the summer!
Know what would be awesome with these tacos? Pink Nectarine Wine Pops!
white plate with two tortillas filled with shredded pork and nectarine salsa
Yield: 6 servings

Pork Tacos with Summer Corn Nectarine Salsa

two tacos with pulled pork and nectarine salsa

These summer pork tacos are perfectly delicious and a fun alternative to "regular tacos". The sweet corn and nectarine salsa is a great addition that is bright and light.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lime, juice and zest, divided
  • 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork chops (or leftover shredded pork)
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • cooking spray
  • 1 ear shucked corn (or 1 cup of frozen or canned corn)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced nectarine
  • 1 minced and seeded jalapeno
  • 8 6″ corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage


  1. If you are grilling your pork, preheat the grill.
  2. Combine 2 tsp lime juice, 1 TBSP oil, 1/2 tsp salt, cumin, pepper, garlic and pork in a ziplock bag.
  3. Marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature. (If you are not grilling your pork and using leftovers, just sprinkle this over the pork as you reheat it (omitting oil).
  4. Grill 3 minutes on each side, or until done. Let stand 5 minutes and then slice into strips.
  5. Lightly coat the corn with cooking spray, and grill 6 minutes, or until lightly charred, turning occasionally.
  6. Let corn stand 5 minutes and then cut the kernels off.
  7. Combine the corn with 2 tsp lime juice, remaining 1 1/2 tsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, bell pepper, nectarine, lime zest and jalapeno.
  8. Toss and set aside.
  9. In a small bowl, toss together the cabbage and remaining 2 tsp lime juice.
  10. Top the tortillas with the pork, salsa, and cabbage.
  11. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

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 Slightly adapted from Cooking Light, July 2010)

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Friday 27th of July 2012

Oh yum. I can't get enough tacos. I love the nectarine and corn salsa on these - so summery!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

I absolutely love different types of tacos, especially in the summer. The salsa looks so delicious and summery! I love peach salsa, so I bet the nectarine is really good with pork.


Monday 23rd of July 2012

Holy moly, these look seriously great!

shelley c.

Monday 23rd of July 2012

YUM - those look delicious an fresh and so summery-colorful! I agree on this heat sapping any cooking-energy. I love summer, but it's been crazy this year. And awesome use for leftover pork - delish!!

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