Complement The Steak – Best Sides For Your Pork Chops

My family, especially the little ones, love vegetable dishes, but my husband and I prefer if there is some meat involved as well. I, personally, would definitely choose chicken, but my hubby he just adores pork steaks.

That is why this Sunday I decided to treat him with one very easy to make and oh my God so delicious steak with tomato relish and a salad with beetroot and feta cheese.

The combination of flavours was unbelievably good, I’ve never expected that steak would go so well with the sweetness of the beetroot and saltness of the cheese, but it did. I would recommend you try complementing the steaks you prepare next time the way you like it with this very easy to assemble salad.

Try it yourself and you will just love it!

Pork Steak with Beetroot Salad and Tomato Relish Pork steak with beetroot salad and tomato relish


For the steak:

  • 4 pork shoulder steaks

  • salt and pepper to season

For the tomato relish:

  • 1 red onion, finely cut

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, cut in small

  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 2tsp wholegrain mustard

  • 1-2tbsp hot paprika

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

  • 5-6tbsp sweet chilli sauce

  • 2tbsp honey

  • 2-3tbsp white wine vinegar

For the beetroot salad – BBCGoodFood recipe:

  • 1 packet bag baby leaves salad

  • 300gr cooked beetroot, sliced in small cubes

  • 200gr feta cheese, sliced in small cubes

  • 4-5 spring onions, chopped in small pieces

  • dressing: 5-6tbsp olive oil, 1-2tsp honey, 5tbsp lemon juice, 1tbsp wholegrain mustard



  1. Season the steak with the salt and pepper bot sides and fry in a hot oil the way you like it

Tomato relish

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-to-high heat and add the onion and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring all the time

  2. Add the mustard, chopped tomatoes, paprika, sweet chilli sauce, honey and vinegar. Reduce the heat and let the mixture bubble until the sauce thickens. Set aside for later

For the beetroot salad

  1. Put the salad leaves in a salad bowl, add the beetroot cubes, feta cheese and spring onions

  2. Make the dressing by mixing well all the ingredients and season the salad before serving

Plate the steak and arrange the relish and salad on the table, everyone to have as much as they want.


I would love to hear what your favourite side dishes for serving steaks are, or if you liked this recipe or not. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions, just leave a comment.


  1. rebecca cosmidou

    Hi, Ellie!
    What a great idea! The pork chops would be delicious and the salad yummy! I love beetroot and feta cheese! Here in Greece we make a salad of beetroot, yogurt and vinegar! It’s delicious! Anyway, I have some beetroot and i am going to try your recipe this Sunday! You see it’s my nameday celebration and we have to celebrate!
    Best wishes,

    1. Ellie

      I love this beetroot salad, hope you and your loved ones like it too. I’ve never tried the combination of beetroot and yoghurt, so I might try your salad this weekend.

      Have a lovely celebrations on your name day.

      Best wishes,


  2. Oksana

    Hey Ellie,
    The recipe is amazing. I love fresh salads but same as you do, I have a man to feed so I am constantly searching for new tasty recipes like yours. I was wondering if you thought about some marinade for the meat to make it juicy? I will definitely try your recipe out. And thanks for sharing.

    1. Ellie

      Hi Oksana. I preper the pork steaks like that, because it is fast and they stay juicy. Sometimes I bake them with red wine and onions, you probably’ve tried that yourself.

      And I like a salad with our meat. What salads do you usually prepare to complement the steak?

      Have a lovely day,


  3. Nicole

    I don’t eat pork chops very often, but when I do I normally find myself complementing them with sweeter tasting vegetables or salads – such as apples cooked with onions or a simple salad with feta and raisins. I’ve never thought of using a tomato sauce on top of chops. I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Ellie

      I’ve never tried apples cooked with onion, do you bake them? I love baked onion and baking the apples will go lovely with the steaks, thank you for sharing with me this idea for a side dish I can serve next time with the steaks.

      Have a lovely day


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