Gluten-free sides and pork recipes fit for summer

The summer months are perfect for throwing a New Zealand pork chop or steak on the barbecue and simply teaming them light and fresh sides.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, here’s some ideas for tasty side dishes that pair perfectly with pork.
  • Baked potato with a simple green salad
  • Rice, quinoa or GF pasta salad with summer veges
  • Baked kumara/sweet potato fries and coleslaw with GF dressing
  • Grilled corn on the cob or corn and black bean Mexican style salad
  • Potato salad with GF mayo
  • Grilled, roasted or air fried vegetables such as eggplant, courgette, kumara/sweet potato
  • Greek salad.

4 top picks from for gluten-free summer meals

Note: If the recipe calls for a store-bought dressing, sauce or seasoning, check the label and select the gluten-free option. Also check the ingredient list on herbs and spices as some use gluten products as a thickener or to stop clumping.

Pork Steak with Avocado Salsa

For a different spin on guacamole, give this tangy avocado salsa a go. Teamed simply with a New Zealand pork steak or chop and new potatoes, this is a quick and easy midweek meal.

Low-Sodium Cajun Pork Chops

Another great option for an easy weekday meal - the Cajun flavours combined with the freshness and sweetness of the pineapple salsa give off serious summer vibes.

Pork Loin with Chimichurri and Roasted Veges

Impress your family, friends or just yourself (!) with this bright and tasty dish. Mix up the medley of vegetables depending on what you can easily source. The star of the dish (apart from the New Zealand pork of course) is the chimichurri which can be made prior and stored in the fridge.

Easy Pork Steak Tacos

Tacos are delicious all year round but can be an especially good option in the summer months as much of the accompanying sides (such as avocado, corn, capsicum and coriander) are in season – therefore, more cost-effective. Your choice if you serve with gluten free tortillas or taco shells.

Looking for more summer recipe inspiration? Check out our 6+2+2 recipes - perfect for the barbie!