Easy & Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe

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.

Originally published June 2021; this post has been updated.

bowl of fresh peach salsa from above.Fresh Peach Habanero Salsa

When fresh fruits and vegetables are in season, a person who’s handy with a knife can create all sorts of fresh salsa recipes. This particular recipe features summertime peaches and habanero peppers to make a spicy peach habanero salsa. A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy. 

Ingredients for peach salsa: peaches, onion, lemon, roma tomato, cilantro, habanero pepper.


Fresh Peaches  — 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 – but this is more about ease than flavor. 

Tomatoes  — Fleshy Roma tomatoes are a good bet here, but again — use what’s available to you locally for the freshest flavor.

Peppers — As for the peppers, the type you use will determine just hot hot the salsa is. This recipe calls for habanero peppers but jalapeno peppers are a good bet, too. No fresh peppers on hand? You can certainly stir in some canned dice green peppers. Or maybe some of these candied jalapenos?? If you prefer no heat at all, give plain bell peppers or sweet banana peppers a try.

Onion — Sweet red onion is my choice for this salsa recipe, but yellow or white onions will work fine, too. 

Lemon juice — A squeeze of fresh lemon gives the salsa a little bit of tanginess, and also serves to keep the fruit from discoloring. Fresh lime juice is a perfectly suitable substitute.

Cilantro — Always a must for my salsa recipes, but if you don’t care for it, skip this flavorful fresh herb.

Chopped peaches on a marble cutting board.

Making this Salsa

There are two ways to go about making this easy peach salsa recipe. How you do it will depend on the tools you have available and the texture you like for salsa. 

You can chop the fruits and veggies by hand with a sharp knife, aiming for 1/4″ to 1/2″ dice. 

Or you can use a food processor to make this recipe. This results in a finer texture. 

Once chopped, you’ll simply combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and squeeze on some fresh lemon or lime juice. 

Chopped ingredients for peach habanero salsa.

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Serving this Salsa

Dish this salsa up with your favorite tortilla chips or sweet potato 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.
  • Make a gourmet grilled brie cheese sandwich.
  • Try spooning some over fish tacos. Swoon! 

white bowl with words reading fresh peach salsa.

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bowl of fresh peach salsa from above, red habanero peppers in the background.

Easy & Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe

Yield: about 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Process Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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.


  • 3 medium peaches
  • 1 large Roma tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ medium red onion
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut the peaches, tomatoes, and onions into small cubes 1/4" to 1/2" across.
  2. Chop the habanero pepper into very small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, chopped tomato, onion, habanero pepper, and cilantro.
    Add the salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  4. Stir and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  5. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.


Instead of a knife, you may opt to use a food processor to chop the vegetables.

To prevent burning your skin, you may wish to use kitchen gloves to protect yourself while chopping the hot pepper.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

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