If you love the idea of combining sweet fruit with savory and spicy flavors, you’re going to want to try this fresh peach salsa recipe. It’s easy to make and ready in a snap.
Be sure to try this delicious pineapple salsa, too!
Making fresh peach salsa
Since peaches are the star of this recipe, you’ll want to start with the best and most flavorful peaches you can find. O’Henry peaches are always a good bet, but what variety you have available to you will depend entirely on your location.
I prefer to use freestone peaches; this means the peach flesh is easy to remove from the pit.
Fleshy Roma tomatoes are a good bet here, but again — use what’s available to you locally for the freshest flavor.
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As for the peppers, the recipe uses mild canned peppers. If you’ve got fresh hot peppers, though? By all means, use those. You’ll need to adjust the amount, depending on the heat you desire in this peach salsa. Two to three peppers ought to be enough!
You can use a food processor to make this recipe, but no worries if you don’t have one. It will take a bit more time, but simply use a sharp knife to chop the ingredients into a small dice.
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Serving this salsa
Dish this salsa up with your favorite tortilla chips for a delicious summertime snack. But don’t stop there!
This fresh mix of fruits and veggies is delicious served with grilled chicken. Use it to top a burger. Or –hello! — make a gourmet grilled brie cheese sandwich. Swoon!
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- 4 to 5 peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
- 2 to 3 large Roma tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks
- ⅔ cup sweet onion, chopped
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into pieces
- 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies or 2-3 fresh hot peppers
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients EXCEPT green chilies into a food processor and pulse until salsa reaches desired consistency.
- Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir green chilies into the salsa.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight for best flavor.
- Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
Depending on the size of your processor, you may need process the ingredients in batches.
To make this recipe without a food processor, simply chop the peaches, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and garlic into a small dice using a sharp knife.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g