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A perfect backyard dinner, simple Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa is sweet, savory and so delicious! Lightly seasoned bone-in pork chops are grilled and topped with a fresh and bright tomato peach salsa. A summertime-must that is gluten-free and Whole30-friendly.
This Grilled Pork Chop recipe, served with fresh peach tomato salsa is the perfect semi no-cook meal when the weather begs for you to cook and eat outside. The pork is lightly seasoned, grilled, and topped with a delicious fresh tomato peach salsa. It’s perfect on its own, but if you want you can serve it with a light salad or with grilled veggies! This dish is already gluten-free and on the low-carb side, but leave out the honey for a Whole30 compliant meal.
Here is an overview of the ingredient list. Keep scrolling for the full recipe.
- Bone-In Pork Chops (see note below for boneless vs. bone-in)
- Ripe Peaches
- Yellow Bell Pepper
- Lime Juice
- Ground Cumin + Salt + Pepper
- Red Onion
Bone-In Vs. Boneless Pork Chops
This recipe calls for bone-in pork chops, simply because they fare better when cooked on the grill. Boneless pork chops can dry out faster on the grill, and nobody likes dried-out pork. But if you don’t want to use bone-in pork chops, feel free to use boneless. Just make sure you have a thermometer nearby to measure the temperature so you don’t overcook it.
What is the Correct Cooking Temperature for Pork Chops?
Over the years, the USDA has changed the recommended cooking temperature for pork. A while back it was recommend that pork be treated like chicken and cooked to 165ºF to kill of any potentially harmful bacteria. But with time it was discovered that the bacteria was actually safely killed at 140º and so the recommend cooking temperature was decreased to 145ºF with a three minute rest period. We recommend following the USDA guidelines and cooking these pork chops to 145º and then letting them rest. We recommend using an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat to test the temperature.
Making Peach Salsa for Pork
Honestly, peach is one of those flavors that goes really well with pork, so this was a natural pairing. And the salsa? It’s so delicious! This recipe makes an abundant amount of the salsa (more than you’ll need for the pork) because you are going to want to enjoy it over the next number of days after you make it with some tortilla chips.
In terms of peaches, look for ones that are ripe but firm. We’ve made this with both yellow and white peaches, and they both are great. To make the salsa, you simply dice everything up finely, and mix it together. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, honey or lime juice as needed.
Can this be Made Without a Grill?
Yes! While we love the charred smoky taste of the grill, this dish would still be perfectly acceptable on a grill pan inside of even if you need to, in a regular skillet! Do what works for you, either way a nice juicy piece of pork will be delicious topped with this peach tomato salsa.
More Grill Recipes:
- Grilled Steak Salad with Pineapple and Avocado
- Dry-Rub Grilled Wings
- Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Vinaigrette
- Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce
Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- Salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
For peach salsa:
- 1 pound tomatoes heirloom ones are nice here, cored and diced
- 1 pound peaches pitted and diced
- 1 small yellow pepper cored and diced
- 1 onion diced
- ½ bunch of cilantro minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon salt more to taste
- Dry off pork chops. Rub the pork chops with oil, and then sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper and ground cumin. Let the pork marinate for at least 15 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator).
- Pre-heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
- When hot add pork and let cook for 7 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through to an internal temperature of 145ºF. Remove the pork chops from the grill and lightly cover with foil and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile combine all salsa ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Serve the pork chops hot with the peach salsa on top.