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Magda’s Pork Chops with Fresh Peach Salsa

This is a refreshing, delicious meal with just a bit of sweetness contributed by the peaches. The salsa is also great on its own or to use wherever other fresh salsa is called for.  This dish resulted from checking out my local produce store’s marked down vegetables and fruits section ~ great prices on food that is still good, but needs to be used up soon!

Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Yield – 4-6 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


Peach Salsa:

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 bell pepper or several small sweet peppers
  • 1 peach
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • handful cilantro ( I actually use the stuff that comes in a tube, because I can rarely use a whole bunch of cilantro before it goes bad)

Pork Chops:

  • 4 to 6 pork chops
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp oil for pan frying
  • Optional: serve with rice


  • Roughly chop tomato, onion, pepper(s), peach, and garlic.
  • Add the remainder of the salsa ingredients.
  • Gently stir together until it’s all mixed and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Combine the flour, cumin and chili powder.
  • Preheat about a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan (preferably cast iron).
  • Trim pork chops if necessary, sprinkle both sides with flour mixture.
  • Cook in the a preheated pan until each side is browned and the pork chop is cooked through.
  • Serve with rice and spoon the chilled salsa over the pork chop.

Magda’s Frugal Tip: Next time you need to buy an appliance like a dishwasher, washing machine or clothes dryer, opt for one with a timer (most models now have that feature).  Time of day billing for electricity is either here already or on its way. With the timer function, you can load the dishwasher or clothes washer or dryer at a convenient time and set the machine to go whenever the price of electricity is the lowest.

For example, I set my machine to begin drying early in the morning. When I get up, the clothes are dry but still in the cool down cycle, so I can take the clothes out without having to worry that they will get all wrinkled sitting in the machine after they are dry. I save on electricity and it is a great incentive to get out of bed to prevent wrinkling!