Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peach Salsa


Celebrate Peaches!


It is peach season here in Colorado!  They grow awesome peaches in Colorado and my friend, who has a peach tree in her back yard, let us pick a pail of peaches. They taste wonderful and fresh and they are really little and cute J I am happy to get to experiment with ways to use all these little gems.

So for the next few posts, I will be celebrating Peach week, or Peach month as I already have at least three recipes to share!

First up, peaches make a great salsa! I love this one because the flavor comes from all  of the fresh ingredients melding together.




This salsa, of course, works great with tortilla chips but it also is a delicious accompaniment with grilled fish or chicken. I made my blackened salmon along with brown basmati rice and topped it with peach salsa and they were awesome together!

Peach Salsa

1 ½- 2 cups Fresh peaches, peeled and diced

 ½ cup Red onion, minced

Juice from half a lime + 1 TBSP lemon juice (or all lime juice)

½ cup Cilantro, chopped

2/3 – 1 Jalapeno, minced very fine

1 Scallion ( green onion) , finely sliced 

1/3 cup Red pepper, diced

Lemon pepper and salt sprinkle to taste

Optional—2 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp. garlic, pressed


All of these amounts are only suggestions, use more or less of any of them.
Peel peaches by placing washed peaches into pot of boiling water for a minute or two. Using slotted spoon, place peaches in a bowl of ice water. Remove and pull skin off. Half and then dice peaches.
Blend everything else together.  Let it sit for an hour or so. Serve with chips or over chicken or fish and rice.
I will leave you with a Colorado sunset.
This is the view from the end of our street, just a few steps away from my house. 

4 comments:

  1. Peach salsa sounds fantastic. I've never tried it but I want to!

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    1. Thanks, you should try it. It is kind of like mago salsa if you have had that.

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  2. I bet this was light, fruity and fantastic!! I love peaches!

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    1. Thank you! I love peaches, too. I especially like it when I can get them fresh. I will be getting a bag this week from a nearby farm... more peach yumminess!

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