Spicy Peach Salsa for Chicken, Fish or Pork!

Spicy Peach Salsa is a delicious, versatile dish that takes advantage of seasonal produce. Enjoy on chicken, fish, or pork!

Spicy Peach Salsa is a delicious, versatile dish that takes advantage of seasonal produce. Enjoy on chicken, fish, or pork!

Spicy Peach Salsa – Perfect for Chicken, Fish, and Pork!

Eating seasonally has become something important to me. You get the best flavors by eating what is locally being grown during a certain time of year. Not only that, you are supporting your local economy – especially if you buy from local farms.

Peaches don’t grow well here in Tennessee, but we are grateful that we are close to Georgia and South Carolina. We are currently growing jalapeno peppers in our own garden. The blend of these fresh ingredients is truly the key to creating a spectacular salsa. You will want to let the salsa sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, covered on the counter for the flavors to meld together. It’s even better when you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

When you think of fresh homemade salsa, you automatically think of a tomato-based recipe, right? This is the best salsa recipe if you want a similar texture with a sweet side to it. Pork, chicken, and fish are all three meats that are all enhanced with fruit.

You also have the option of sitting down with a batch of spicy peach salsa and your favorite tortilla chips!

Store prepared salsa in a covered dish for up to six days in the refrigerator. If you like to can and want to have a batch of spicy peach salsa during the off-season, this is a great recipe to use for that, too!

Salsa topping a piece of fish

Ingredients to Make Spicy Peach Salsa:

  • Fresh peaches
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Shallot
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper

How to Make Spicy Peach Salsa:

You can leave the skins on the fruit, but be sure to thoroughly wash them. Remove the pits from your fresh peaches. Dice into small pieces.

Slice your lime in half and juice.

Cut the stem end off of your shallot, leaving the root end intact. Carefully peel the skin off of your shallot, trying to avoid damaging it. If the skin wants to stick, allow your shallots to soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes, then peel. Cut in half the long way from root to end. Cut across the long pieces to create smaller diced pieces.

Dice your red onion into small pieces, too.

Cut the stem off of your jalapeno pepper and halve length-wise. Remove the seeds and membranes using a spoon. Cut into sticks and dice into small pieces.

Holding your fresh cilantro by the root ends and using a large chef’s knife, scrape the leaves off in a downward motion. Remove the large stems. You can leave the smaller stems because they are tender. Spread the leaves out on a cutting board. Using your non-cutting hand, hold the top of the blade and rock the knife back and forth over the leaves. Pull the leaves into a pile and repeat until you have the size you are wanting.

Combine all ingredients* in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

*Tip: Start with a very small amount of jalapeno pepper and taste before adding more.

Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Serve with foil packet citrusy white fish or other minimally seasoned fish, chicken, or pork recipe. This can also be served in place of regular salsa with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Spicy Peach Salsa is a delicious, versatile dish that takes advantage of seasonal produce. Enjoy on chicken, fish, or pork!
Spicy Peach Salsa
Yield: 4 - 6 Servings

Spicy Peach Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh peaches, pits removed and cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons red onion, cut into small, thin slices
  • 1-2 teaspoons jalapeno peppers, seeds and veins removed, and very finely minced
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

You can leave the skins on the fruit, but be sure to thoroughly wash them. Remove the pits from your fresh peaches. Dice into small pieces.

Slice your lime in half and juice.

Cut the stem end off of your shallot, leaving the root end intact. Carefully peel the skin off of your shallot, trying to avoid damaging it. If the skin wants to stick, allow your shallots to soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes, then peel. Cut in half the long way from root to end. Cut across the long pieces to create smaller diced pieces.

Dice your red onion into small pieces, too.

Cut the stem off of your jalapeno pepper and halve length-wise. Remove the seeds and membranes using a spoon. Cut into sticks and dice into small pieces.

Holding your fresh cilantro by the root ends and using a large chef’s knife, scrape the leaves off in a downward motion. Remove the large stems. You can leave the smaller stems because they are tender. Spread the leaves out on a cutting board. Using your non-cutting hand, hold the top of the blade and rock the knife back and forth over the leaves. Pull the leaves into a pile and repeat until you have the size you are wanting.

Combine all ingredients* in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Serve with foil packet citrusy white fish or other minimally seasoned fish, chicken, or pork recipe. This can also be served in place of regular salsa with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Notes

*Tip: Start with a very small amount of jalapeno pepper and taste before adding more.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/25/2021

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