Air-Fryer Jerk Pork Skewers with Black Bean Mango Salsa

Spiced pork gets nice and juicy after a quick run in the air fryer. The black bean mango salsa is an excellent fresh pairing for the heat of the jerk seasoning.

Jerk Pork Skewers Black Bean Mango Salsa
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
4 skewers plus 1 1/3 cups salsa


  • ¼ cup shredded coconut

  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican Jerk Seasoning or purchased jerk seasoning

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 mango, halved, peeled, pitted and chopped

  • ½ 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 4 ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Cut four bamboo skewers to fit air fryer basket. Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°F. In a small bowl combine coconut and seasoning. Thread pork chunks onto skewers. Brush pork with oil and sprinkle all sides with seasoning mixture. Place skewers in air fryer basket and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 145°F.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl mash 1/3 of the chopped mango. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve alongside skewers.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

  1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar, onion powder, thyme, allspice, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Transfer rub to a small airtight container or bag. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/2 cup seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 18.7mg 93%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 656mg 14%
Folate, total 18mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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