Anytime I fire up my grill for supper I always look for a veggie to add to the works because grilling is not just for meat. Firm, juicy zucchini is an ideal candidate. This simple dish also shows how easily you can adapt the classic flavours of salsa to just about any fruit. Try it; you just might discover that you prefer peaches to tomatoes in your salsa!

Serves 4 to 6

Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Peach Salsa and Grilled Zucchini_SM

Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Peach Salsa and Grilled Zucchini_SM

For the salsa

4 fresh, ripe peaches, diced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds and stems remove and finely chopped
1 handful of cilantro, leaves and tender stems, finely chopped
The zest and juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) of salt

 For the grill

4 to 6 pork chops
2 to 3 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
2 tablespoon (30 mL) of olive oil
3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) of salt
Lots of freshly ground pepper


Prepare and preheat your grill to the highest setting.

Start by making the peach salsa. In a bowl, gently toss together the peaches, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime zest and juice and salt.

Get ready to grill. Lightly oil both the pork chops and zucchini halves. Season them lightly with salt and pepper.

Start the zucchinis on the grill first. After a few minutes of cooking, add the pork chops. Cook, flipping everything once, until the pork is cooked through and the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Serve and share each pork chop with a generous scoop of peach salsa and a half zucchini.


© Chef Michael Smith 2015

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