This fresh peach salsa is perfect for summer: juicy, ripe peaches and jalapeno create a sweet & spicy condiment that works equally well with chips, salmon and chicken.
I’m always disappointed by store-bought salsa. I love fruit salsa, and when I open a new jar I anticipate the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, chunky and juicy. But salsas at the store always tend to be bland and watery. Last weekend there was a display case piled high with fresh Georgia peaches at my grocery store, so I thought I would take advantage of peach season and make my own peach salsa to get the perfect balance of ingredients. We had the fresh peach salsa with grilled salmon. It would be just as good over chicken or as a condiment for tortilla chips.
How to Make Fresh Peach Salsa
Homemade peach salsa is so simple. You’ll dice up fresh peaches, chop cilantro, mince jalapenos and onion, and juice a lime. Add to a bowl, mix together, and add some salt. When cutting up the jalapeno learn from my mistakes – wear gloves or wash your hands really well right after cutting. My skin was tingling for hours from hands were burning for hours from the capsaicin.
Feel free to substitute whatever fresh fruit you can find. Pineapples, nectarines, or mangoes could all be substituted here. If you’re one of the unfortunate few that can’t stand cilantro (my sister is one of them), the recipe will still taste great without it. Depending on the level of spice your family likes, use anywhere from 1/2 to 2 jalapenos.
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Classic 8″ Chef’s Knife – This is my favorite knife, I’ve had it for 7 years and it’s still going strong. It’s heavy enough to chop through large items like watermelon and butternut squash with a comfortable handle that makes it easy to use.
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Fresh Peach Salsa
- 2 to 3 fresh peaches roughly diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 to 2 jalapenos seeds removed, minced
- 1/2 red onion minced
- 1 lime juiced
- Salt to taste
- Place the peaches in a medium bowl. Add the chopped cilantro, jalapenos, red onion, lime juice and salt. Mix together gently with a large spoon. Serve with chips or on top of salmon, chicken, or other main dishes.