Salsas are such a great snack, especially during these hot summer months. I love making different types and playing around with the ingredients. Besides the standard tomato salsa, I really like salsas made with different types of fruit. If you're like me and like that salty/sweet combo than using fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, and peaches make delicious and healthy salsas that are mainly savory but with just a slight hint of sweetness. I like to use fruit that is very firm and not quite ripe so for these recipes so you get that crunch (somehow overripe fruit sounds gross for this recipe, but I have texture issues :)).
I found this recipe for peach salsa on Two Peas & Their Pod and had to try it! I just love all of the glorious colors or red, orange, green, and purple from the peaches, jalapenos and onions-- its like summer in a bowl. This salsa is great for the summer months when peaches are readily available and at their peak. Its zesty and full of those lovely flavors of lime, cilantro, and jalapeno. The instructions below are just a guide-- I've measured the amounts to blend the salsa just the way I like it (heavy on the lime and cilantro) but definitely adjust this according to your preferences. Also, I used organic peaches for this recipe and thought they had such great flavor (and added such rich color)-- more so than regular peaches. We like this just as a snack with tortilla chips but it would be also great with tacos or grilled chicken, fish, or pork.
5 medium peaches (preferably organic), skin removed, diced and pitted
3 1/2 tbs. red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced and seeded
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Salt, to taste
1. In a large bowl, add the peaches, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Stir well.
2. Season with salt
3. Serve with tortilla chips or over grilled chicken or pork. This would also be good over chicken or pork tacos.
Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod