Fact: If you give me a ton of fruit, I’ll make you a big bowl of salsa. Last fall, I had quite the surplus of apples and cranberries so I threw them together with a bit of chipotle pepper and made a sweet and spicy salsa for autumn. And earlier this summer, I came home from Costco with a large pineapple and 3 ginormous English cucumbers so I threw together a refreshing and crunchy summer salsa!
Now that it’s peach season and I’ve procured the sweetest and juiciest peaches on earth, I made a batch of this Quick and Easy Peach salsa. For anyone in love with dishes containing sweet-savory-salty flavors, fruit salsas are a dream come true. The sweetness from the fruit mixed with typical savory ingredients such as garlic and onions creates the perfect salsa base. Add a little lime, jalapeño, and cilantro to give it that Southwest flair. Scoop that beautiful salsa on a chip and relish in the crunchy, salty bite from the chips and the tangy sweetness of the fruit.
Another bonus to fruit salsa? It’s so easy to make! It literally takes 5 minutes to chop up your fruit and veggies. Then, throw everything into a bowl and squeeze in the lime juice. Add a dash of salt and pepper, stir, and you’re ready to dig in!
Serve this Quick and Easy Peach salsa with chips, on tacos, on grilled chicken or pork, or try it on a burger! Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I’ll share a fun Southwest burger that happens to be the perfect landing spot for this salsa.
Throughout the month of August, I’m sharing a variety of peach recipes on the blog. Thanks so much to Bob’s Produce Ranch for providing the delicious peaches. Not only does Bob’s Produce stock the best Colorado peaches, but they also pride themselves in providing the freshest produce around. If you live in the Twin Cities, be sure to check out this local gem and see for yourself why this store is considered a year around indoor farmer’s market.
- 3 medium peaches, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 2 jalapenos, finely chopped (seeded and stems and ribs removed)
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- dash of salt and pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Serve chilled.
Nutrition Information (per serving) from Caloriecount.about.com
Calories: 20 Fat: .1g Carb: 5.1g Fiber: 1g Protein: .5g Sugar 3.5g Sodium: 20mg