Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 13, 2009

pork-chops-with-grilled-pea

Monique shared this recipe with me.  Hello, scrumptious!

I couldn’t bring myself to buy the $2.49  jar of peach salsa.  So I compromised and used the peaches I bought last week and the red onion from this week to make my own peach salsa.  And ended up grilling it alongside the pork chops!

I also grilled up some zucchini and tomatoes in the grilling basket! 

grilled-zucchini-and-tomato

Ingredients
3 large (or 4 smaller) pork chops ($2.19) I used a little more than 1 lb.
4 small peaches ($.75) About 1 lb.
1/2 red onion ($.35)
Bunch parsley (from the garden)
1 tsp canola oil ($.03)
1 zucchini ($.50) From the farmer’s market this afternoon
3 small tomatoes (from the garden)
2 garlic cloves ($.10)
4 basil leaves, chopped (from the garden)
1 tsp olive oil ($.03)
1 cup white rice ($.20)
Salt/Pepper

Directions
1. Grill pork chops for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle. Cooking time will vary depending on heat of the grill and thickness of the chop.
2. Cut peaches and red onion into 1 inch-ish size pieces. Add to bowl with chopped parsley and canola oil. Toss well. Add to grilling basket and grill for 8-10 minutes, or until peaches soften and onions become translucent. Stir occasionally. Remove from grilling basket.
3. Slice zucchini into thin circles. Cut tomatoes into 1 inch-ish cubes. Add to bowl with minced garlic and chopped basil leaves and olive oil. Toss well. After the peach salsa has cooked, use the same grilling basket to grill the zucchini and tomatoes. Stir occasionally. Grill for 8-10 minutes, or until all the zucchinis have turned golden and the tomato skins have started to peel away. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
4. In medium saucepan, add 1 cup rice with 2 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and summer for 20 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
5. Serve Grilled Pork Chops over Rice with Grilled Peach Salsa and Grilled Zucchini/Tomato Medley.

grilled-peach-salsa

Cost $4.15

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Patricia August 14, 2009 at 2:03 am

My! This sounds and looks mouthwatering good! Makes me want to get a grilling basket for this weekend. ;)

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Monique August 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

that looks better than mine! so glad you liked it!!!

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Mary W August 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm

This looks delish! I’ve got some boneless pork chops in the freezer that I got marked down to $2. in the “use today” section. This is a different way to use them. Besides my DH is in change of grilling so no work for me. :-)

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Christy August 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

This recipe sounds great and very healthy. I am looking forward to trying it.

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Rose October 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

This was fantastic. I used tyme and majormy and my son gobbled it up.

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