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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peach Week: Peach Salsa


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.

Peach Salsa

Ingredients:
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

Instructions:
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


13 comments:

  1. Yum! I've made a version of this to serve alongside a grilled pork tenderloin. Great post!

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  2. Oh, I just bought 20 pounds of yummy local peaches! What a fabulous salsa...perfect accompaniment for many grilled summer entrees...mmmmmmm.

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  3. I recently made a fabulous peach salsa and put it on grilled pork tenderloin! It was absolutely amazing!!

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  4. I have not had peach salsa before, but am so with you on the texture thing--it should have a bit of "crunch" to it! Loving this peach series, Ryan! xo

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  5. I have made a similar salsa with mango, but not peach. It looks so good and refreshing.

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  6. I have yet to try a peach salsa that truly tastes like peach. However, this looks like a stand out peach salsa! I will be trying this! Once I get more peaches :)

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  7. Yum! I'm usually not a fan of mixing savory and sweet but make an exception for peach and mango in my salsa, great recipe!

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  8. Peaches have been so good around here that it has been difficult having them around long enough to make something with--however, this salsa looks so good that I think I'll hide some away to make it this week.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  9. I love salsa! Had some nectarine salsa last week and it was delicious. Gotta get some peaches today!

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  10. I love seeing salsas made from fruit. This one sounds like a definite winner!

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  11. This peach salsa looks so refreshing and light; I love fruit salsas (have you tried one made from mango and pineapple--so good.) Peaches are in season right now where I live and I really want to pick up a basket so I can get baking/cooking!

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