Quick and Easy Peach Salsa Recipe for you enjoy during the last weeks of summer. Bursting with sweet flavor, enjoy this appetizer on its own or with tortilla chips, in tacos, baked salmon, pork or over some grilled meat. You will be obsessed with this fresh and sweet salsa.
I know there are lots of people who are already counting the days for fall to come. I understand that because sometimes the very humid, sticky, sweaty summer months are not very enjoyable for so many people. But for me who grew up in a tropical country like Brazil, the hot weather is my favourite. Because of this, I’m still posting summer recipes on this blog. I really do not want summer to end so soon.
Summer is just such a happy season that I never want it to end! Never! However, since we all know that it will end in a month I’m trying to enjoy the nice weather as much as I can. So, I really don’t like to be in the kitchen cooking for a long time because I prefer to be outside playing with my little one.
So here I am with another easy, quick, and healthy recipe for you to try this summer. A fresh salsa recipe is always good during summer, don’t you think?
This peach salsa recipe is great to bring to a picnic, potluck, and patio dinner parties. Also, you can bring it to work and enjoy it over some grilled meat, fish, or chicken. Mm… the combo of sweet and savory always makes my mouth water.
The months of July, August and September are perfect to enjoy peach season. So we better get good use of them. I have so many fresh peaches right now that I’ve been making a ton of recipes with them like this Peach Carrot Smoothie Recipe, Spicy Pineapple Peach Smoothie, and Peach Green Smoothie Recipe for breakfast.
This quick and easy salsa peach recipe is a perfect use for your sweet and juicy peaches. Please, try this recipe. I bet you’ll love it, since it’s delicious, healthy, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
How to Make
- Peaches — Make sure you get plump, juicy, and fresh ripe peaches. I don’t recommend canned or frozen peaches for peach salsa. Canned peaches usually have a coating of syrup that adds unnecessary sweetness to the peach salsa. Remove the pit and give them a rough chop to prep them. Got extra peaches left? Try these 20 Healthy Peach Recipes with them!
- Red onions — I love the pop of colour that red onions give the salsa. It also adds a nice crispy texture to the salsa.
- Bell pepper — I recommend using red bell peppers as they’re the sweetest. Orange and yellow bell pepper is great as well but I would not recommend using green bell pepper.
- Jalapenos — Always make sure to remove the seeds! The jalapenos add a nice spicy kick to the salsa that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the peaches.
- Lime juice — Use fresh lime juice! It tastes much brighter and flavourful than bottled lime juice. You can also use cider vinegar.
- Cilantro — I like adding cilantro to my salsa but if you’re not a fan of cilantro, feel free to skip it entirely.
- Salt and pepper — It’s optional but I recommend adding a pinch!
- In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and toss well to combine.
- Serve this fresh fruit salsa immediately or keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
- Make sure you dice everything finely. This way, if you’re serving them with some chips, you’ll be able to scoop a little bit of everything with every chip!
- If you find red onions to be too sharp, you can soak the cut red onions for around 15 minutes in cold water before adding them to the salsa. This mellows out the sharpness in the red onions and as a bonus, makes the onions more crisp.
- To make the lime easier to juice, bring the lime to room temperature and roll it on the counter. This loosens up the juices in the lime.
- When cutting the jalapenos, be careful as the spiciness lingers on your hands.
- Look for peaches that aren’t too hard or too soft. Also, make sure the peaches do not have any blemishes on the skin as that usually indicates bruising.
- Don’t skip the lime juice as it also helps keep the peaches from oxidizing quickly.
- Store your peaches on the counter and then transfer them into the fridge once they have ripened.
- Letting the salsa chill for at least 30 minutes in the fridge will allow the flavour to meld together.
- For a stronger citrus flavour, you can zest the lime and mix it into the peach salsa. Make sure to only zest the green parts and not the white bits as that’s bitter.
- The more local your peaches, the sweeter they tend to be!
- A food chopper will help you quickly and easily chop the ingredients uniformly. Definitely use a food chopper if you have one!
Recipe variations and Substitute
- For extra added sweetness and to bulk up the peach salsa, you can add some diced cherry tomatoes to the salsa.
- For a spicier peach salsa, use serrano or habanero pepper instead of jalapenos pepper.
- For more tropical flavours, try adding some diced pineapple, strawberries or mango to the salsa.
- For a little extra saltiness, add some crumbled feta or goat cheese.
- To make this salsa a little more creamy, add some diced avocado.
- If you’re a fan of garlic, you can grate a clove or two of garlic into the salsa.
- If you do not have red onions, you can use shallots instead.
- Enjoy a batch of peach salsa with tortillas.
Do I have to peel the peaches?
You can peel the peaches, but if you don’t mind the skin, you can leave it on. It’s up to you! It’s a matter of personal preference. The more ripe the peaches the easier they are to peel.
Make ahead tips
You can make this peach salsa 3 to 4 days in advance. Simply keep the salsa in the fridge in an airtight container with a lid. If there’s extra liquid on the bottom of the container from the peaches, you can just drain it.
I do not recommend freezing peach salsa as it will change the texture and consistency of your salsa. It’s best to enjoy the salsa as soon as possible.
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- 2 cups peach chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and toss well to combine.
- Serve immediately or keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
- You can soak the cut red onions for around 15 minutes in cold water before adding them to the salsa. This helps mellow out the sharpness.
- To keep the peaches from browning, don’t skip the lime juice.
- Chilling the salsa will help the flavours meld together better.
- To store: Keep the salsa in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
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