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Hawaiian Pork Kabobs with Coconut Rice

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Hawaiian Pork Kabobs are so easy to make! It's the perfect way to get your meat and veggies in while adding in a ton of flavor. Serve them with some coconut rice and you have a super easy dinner to serve your family.

When the weather starts warming up, all I can think of is getting outside and grilling. One of my favorite cuts of meat for grilling is pork. It is so versatile and can be made in so many ways, like my delicious Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

These Kabobs are made using a variety of veggies and is considered a pretty healthy recipe. I like adding fresh pineapple because I can make the chunks as big as I want. Then I add in some red onions, orange, yellow and green bell peppers and zucchini. I marinate it all in soy sauce in a medium bowl before putting on the grill for extra flavor. You can also use red bell pepper but I like the sweeter taste of the orange and yellow.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

While the veggies are colorful, the star of the dish is fresh pork. My favorite is the pork loin. It is super tender and juicy and can be cut to whatever size you want.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

I found this cut at the grocery on their manager's special so it was very affordable — which is another reason I love using pork so much. 

I trim the fat off the edges and then slice it into 2″ chunks, making sure each piece is big enough to get a good grill but also will not dry out when being grilled.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Let's Talk About Skewers

There are several types of skewers on the market when you think about making kabobs. The most cost-effective are wooden skewers. However, if you are going to use wood skewers then you need to know how to prepare them for grilling.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

And yes — there is a method 🙂

Simply take out the number of skewer sticks you are going to use and then soak them in water for at least 30 minutes.

Another great skewer to use are metal skewers. I prefer these because no soaking is needed. They also make bamboo skewers as well.

Grilling the Pineapple Pork Kebabs

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Once the skewers soak then you are ready to assemble them for the grill.

Simply thread pork onto the skewers and then alternate between your ingredients — pork, pineapple, red onion or yellow onion, pork, zucchini, pepper, pork, sweet pineapple, onion, pork. The idea is to end up with about 3-4 pork tenderloin pieces on each skewer between your veggies. Drizzle the kabobs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Now, once your grill is hot, place them on the grill and grill for about 10-15 minutes at around 400-450 degrees. You can also use metal skewers, so beware if you reach for them because those ends are scalding hot!

You can also grill these on a grill pan inside over medium-high heat if it's too hot to grill outside.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

I brush on a Hawaiian Marinade that you can find at the store in the bbq sauce aisle. It's from a very popular brand which you won't be able to miss. It really takes these Hawaiian Pork Kabobs over the top. If you want, you can add this marinade to a plastic bag with they soy sauce and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours before cooking.

Once the pork skewers are done with an internal temperature on the pork of 145 to 150, remove them from the heat and let them rest while you make your side dish. I made coconut jasmine rice and it paired SO WELL with this dish. You can also make these delicious roasted sweet potatoes as a side dish also.

Other Add Ins

You can boost the flavor of these kabobs by adding in a few other spices or ingredients. Sesame Oil will add a little Asian flare to this dish. You could also add a little lime juice or teriyaki sauce.

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Another great dish that would go perfect with the coconut rice are these Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Check out these other delicious Pork Recipes

What is your favorite pork recipe? I would love to know!

Yield: 8 kabobs

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs

These Hawaiian pork kabobs will be your absolute favorite thing you grill this season. Simple and easy and full of tropical flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 3-4 pound pork loin, cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 fresh pineapple, sliced and chunked
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped into chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped into chunks
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped into chunks
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 2 zucchini sliced into 2" rounds
  • 1 bottle of Hawaiian Meat marinade
  • Bamboo or metal skewers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Low sodium soy sauce for marinating meat and veggies (optional)


  1. Chop veggies and meat in 2" chunks. You can marinate these in low sodium soy sauce if you prefer but this is optional.
  2. Assemble your kabobs by alternating between meat and veggies. You should end up with about 3-4 pieces of meat in between your veggies.
  3. Place skewers on a cookie sheet and then brush them generously with Hawaiian Marinade.
  4. Heat grill to a temp of 400-450 degrees and grill until the meat is no longer pink and veggies have a char on them, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let rest for about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve alongside coconut rice or your favorite tropical side dish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 skewer

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 776mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 66g

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Tuesday 9th of April 2019

This dish is perfect for this summer. Love the idea of putting some pineapples as it adds extra flavor to the meat. Can't wait to try this one. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


Monday 8th of April 2019

Oh these sound DELICIOUS!! And I want to try this coconut rice!

Annemarie LeBlanc

Saturday 6th of April 2019

I always like the flavor of pineapple in kabobs. It just makes the meat more flavorful! I will try this recipe once the weather permits. Can;t wait to fire up that grill again!


Saturday 6th of April 2019

Ohhhh. This is perfect for dinner tomorrow! We love pork and it’s finally kebab season!


Saturday 6th of April 2019

I love Hawaiian flavors. And these pork kabobs look so inviting and perfect for summer!

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