This fresh Peach Salsa recipe is bursting with summer flavor! Delicious on its own with chips or serve over grilled fish or chicken. Simple and easy, make this when peaches are at their peak of flavor – fresh, juicy and ripe.
Morning light is luminous this time of year, and the air almost shimmers. There is an aliveness in it and with it, the feeling that the air itself is full of love and wants nothing other than to caress. And so these early morning walks have been all about this, watching the morning breeze caress the leaves of the trees and flowers and grass, and eventually me. My skin feels tingly and my senses heightened and subtle sounds become ever so clear. I begin to notice the smallest of details, like the way different-shaped leaves have their own unique sound in the wind or the sound dragon flies make as they whiz to and fro. And the birds, oh the birds. Everything is in constant motion. Butterflies flitter about and daisies sway and nod in the breeze as if to say hello. I stop near a tree filled hundreds of buzzing bees and feel the incredible vibration and for a few short moments, I feel a part of all of it, this perfect orchestra of life, flaws and all.
Walking home, my sense of smell intensifies. I’m hungry and everything smells amazing! I can smell bacon and toast wafting through random kitchen windows. But it’s the peaches sitting on my counter when I walk in the door, which nearly knock me over, with the most heavenly, luscious sweetness. They smell of honey and nectar, and finish with a citrusy high-note that literally makes my mouth water.
These are the peaches you need to find for this salsa, and you can find them by their smell. In this recipe, juicy, ripe, fragrant peaches are the star of the show.
In this Peach Salsa recipe, fresh ripe peaches are a must. Do not make this with anything else, it just won’t be the same. Not frozen, and please not canned.
It truly is a seasonal recipe, because peaches are only around for a few short months. So take advantage of them now and incorporate them into other meals while you have the chance – think breakfast, appetizers, salads, mains and desserts. Here are a few of my favorite Peach Recipes:
Farm Style Peach Skillet Pie
Don’t you just want to scoop this out with a chip and eat it? While photographing this, in-between shots, I was literally spooning it straight into my mouth. So juicy and delicious.
So, use the Peach Salsa in any way you like. As an appetizer with chips, or as a cooling fresh relish for grilled chicken or fish. Spoon it into tacos, or over a buddha bowl. Or just eat it straight out of the bowl.
Fresh Peach Salsa – bursting with summer flavor! Simple and easy, make this when peaches are at their peak of flavor – fresh, juicy and ripe.
This Fresh Peach Salsa recipe is bursting with summer flavor! Delicious on its own with chips or serve over grilled fish or chicken. Simple and easy, make this when peaches are at their peak of flavor -fresh, juicy and ripe.
- 3 large peaches- ripe (but not overly soft) diced into ½ inch dice, skins ok
- ½ a medium red onion, very finely diced ( about ¾ cup)
- ½ a red bell pepper, finely diced ( for color and texture)
- 1 medium tomato, finely diced
- 1 jalapeno, very finely diced
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, tender stems ok
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice ( 1–2 limes)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper more to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder – optional, more to taste ( will add a pleasantly smoky heat)
Gently rub peaches with a terry cloth towel to help remove peach fuzz, then rinse under cold water.
Dice peaches, tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and cilantro and add to a medium bowl. Add lemon juice juice, salt and pepper, gently toss to combine. Adjust lime and salt. Add optional chipotle powder, starting conservatively with a ¼ teaspoon.
Taste, and and adjust according to preferences. You want a delicious balance between sweet, salt, lime and heat.
Serve with chips or over fish or grilled chicken. This Peach Salsa would be a nice addition to Burrito bowls or tacos. Or you could even make bruschetta out of it!
If you are not a cilantro fan- feel free to use less. If you love cilantro, add more!
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