Air Fryer Jerk Pork Skewers with Black Bean and Mango Salsa


No outdoor grill needed for these Jamaican-inspired jerk pork skewers! They cook up quickly in your air fryer while you whip up a mango and black bean salsa to serve on the side. Seasoning recipe makes about 1/2 cup and can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


Jamaican Jerk Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 4 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • 4 ½ teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ cup shredded coconut

  • 1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • 4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Stir sugar, onion powder, thyme, allspice, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, nutmeg, and cloves together in a small bowl for seasoning mix. Transfer rub to a small airtight container, reserving 1 tablespoon in a bowl for pork. Add coconut to the remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning; stir to combine.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Thread pork chunks onto the skewers. Brush pork with oil, sprinkle all sides with seasoning mixture, and place in the air fryer basket.

  4. Cook in the preheated air fryer until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, mash 1/3 of the mango in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining chopped mango, black beans, red onion, lime juice, honey, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Serve salsa alongside pork skewers.

Cook's Note:

You can use paprika in place of cayenne pepper for the seasoning mix. You can also use a store-bought jerk seasoning instead of making your own.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of jerk seasoning. The actual amount of seasoning consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1268mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 656mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.