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I’m just beginning to notice peaches arriving in our markets. Not the big, juicy ones that I always seem to crave this time of year but the smaller ones that begin to mark the arrival of sweet summer fruits. Late June is when I’m told peach season officially begins and this recipe for Peach Salsa will certainly be on our menu many times throughout the summer.
Peach salsa is a flavorful addition to your summertime menu. The sweet and savory combination of peaches, fresh cucumbers, red onions, sweet orange peppers and the faint taste of spicy jalapenos is delightful. Enjoy with a plate of chips for snacking or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish. I made black bean and quinoa burritos last night and topped each with a couple of spoonfuls of the peach salsa and it was perfect!
Don’t worry if you can’t find fat, juicy peaches in your markets just yet. I often use a bag of frozen peaches that I thaw ahead of time, that way I can make peach salsa any time during the year, no one can really taste the difference…
I find this salsa not only tastes delicious, but look at the colors! Bright yellows, oranges, greens and reds; a pretty addition to any buffet table. Simply chop the peaches and the other vegetables and toss them in a little lime juice.
What are some of your favorite ways to use peaches?
Peach Salsa Recipe
- 2 cups peaches, diced
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup red onions, chopped
- 1 small jalapeno chile, minced (include seeds for a hotter taste, if desired)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons ginger, freshly grated
- 1 teaspoon sugar (or use a packet or equal amount of stevia or splenda)
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- Put the diced peaches, cucumbers, red onions and jalapenos in a large bowl. Add in the lime juice, ginger, sugar and salt and pepper.
- Stir well and top with cilantro.