With a few simple, fresh ingredients, you can enjoy this easy peach salsa recipe as an appetizer or a great topping year-round.
To make this easy homemade fresh fruit salsa recipe gather your fresh peaches, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, red onion, fresh lime juice, salt, and black pepper. It is optional, but you can also add fresh cilantro and a little chili powder to finish it off.
How To Make
This delicious homemade fresh peach salsa recipe comes together in 15 minutes and mixes the freshest ingredients for a mouthwatering addition to any meal. Here are the steps:
- Prep ingredients: Place fresh ripe peaches, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and red onion in a large bowl.
- Add seasonings: Sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper, and pour lime juice over the assembled ingredients.
- Toss and garnish: Lightly mix ingredients together. If you choose, you can add chili powder and cilantro as your garnish.
- Serve: You can serve immediately. However, if you have the time, let your peach jalapeno salsa sit for 15 to 30 minutes to let the flavors to blend.
How To Store
If you didn’t finish this delicious peach salsa in one sitting (is that even possible?), you have options for preserving that fantastic flavor.
- Storage: For the best results, you can store your homemade peach salsa in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
- Freezing: I do not recommend freezing this salsa recipe.
There are many ways to customize this peach and tomato salsa recipe to suit your tastebuds.
- Turn up the heat: For a spicier peach salsa, leave the seeds in the jalapeno peppers. If you are a brave soul with an affinity for super spicy salsa, then swap jalapenos with habanero peppers.
- Cool it down: If heat isn’t your thing, you can adjust your spice level. Use fewer hot peppers, or omit the hot peppers altogether for a mild fruity salsa still loaded with flavor.
- Without tomatoes: If you’re not a fan of your peach salsa with tomatoes, you can simply leave them out. It will be sweeter but still delicious.
- Cilantro: If peach cilantro salsa is not your thing, simply leave the cilantro out and make it without. It will be just as delicious.
Here are a few foolproof tips that will ensure each bite is nothing short of sweet and juicy peach perfection.
- Added Salt: If you are serving this fresh fruit salsa with tortilla chips, I recommend adjusting the amount of salt you use to prevent it from being overly salty.
- Bite-Size: I suggest finely diced peaches (½-inch cubes) to achieve a better blend of flavors, but if you prefer a chunkier salsa, you can chop the pieces a little larger.
- Marinate: If time permits, let it sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to marinate and blend.
It is not recommended that you freeze fresh peach salsa. The freezing process will alter the texture and consistency of your salsa. For optimal flavor, you should eat this salsa with peaches and tomatoes fresh.
Most canned peach salsa recipes are made by cooking peaches and tomatoes before preserving them in a jar. Since this recipe is made with fresh peaches and tomatoes, it would not be ideal for canning.
Other Delicious Peach Recipes You Might Like
Do you have an abundance of just-picked peaches? Need more ideas about what you can do with these sweet juicy gems? I have listed a few more recipes to satisfy your cravings during the peach season and all year round.
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Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe
- 4 peaches cut into small pieces (½ inch cubes) – approximately 2 cups – pick firm but ripe peaches
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
- ½ red onion chopped
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro optional
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder optional
- Place peaches, tomatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeno, red onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Drizzle it with lime juice and give it a toss.
- Garnish with cilantro and chili powder, if using.
- Taste for seasoning and add in if necessary. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips.
- This recipe yields approximately 3 cups of fresh peach salsa.
- Peaches: Any peach varieties such as white peaches, yellow peaches, nectarines, or even grilled peaches would work in this recipe.
- Storage: You can store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge.