5 of the best pairings with roast pork

Feeling the roasting vibe this week? What is the perfect match to a New Zealand roast pork? Here’s 5 sides that we think make a great porky pair.

Roast veges

Complete your roast pork meal with a round of seasonal veges. Try our Mānuka Honey Roast Pork with Roasted Kūmara, Potatoes, & Beetroot recipe for a Kiwi take on your next roast pork dinner, or if you are feeling more traditional you can’t go wrong with this Roasted Leg of Pork.


Is a roast even a roast without gravy? If you’ve never made your own gravy, now is the time to give this Roast Pork Gravy a go – simple yet delicious.

Apple sauce

Apples pair beautifully with pork, so apple sauce is a no doubt a no brainer. If you feel like making your own try this easy Apple Sauce recipe, or if you are looking for a bought version we would highly recommend the Barkers Chunky NZ Apple Sauce.

French bread

The humble roast pork sandwich or roll is arguably under-rated. And using a crusty baguette is key to the success!

Flavour options are up to you – the classic pork and gravy is always a hit, alternatively try melted cheese with caramelised onion for a taste sensation or go Vietnamese and create a Banh Mi!


If you’re feeling like a lighter meal, teaming your roast pork with salad is a good option. This way you can jam-pack in fresh vegetables. This carrot salad is a great match with your next pork roast.

Hosting a roast this weekend? Check out our roast pork recipes here.