Summer is peach season, and now that we have had a chance to learn so much about peaches we want to eat them in everything. Right now, in the hottest days of summer, we’re looking for something that’s cool, refreshing, and hot at the same time…and we’ve got that in this fresh and quick peach salsa.
Salsa is a tough sell for kids sometimes, so the beauty of this is that you can make it as hot or as not-hot as you like. The funny thing about our pickiest eater is that he’s not afraid of hot stuff. So when he tried this salsa (made with one teaspoon of Melissa’s blazingly hot Red Savina Hot Sauce as noted), his reaction was this:
And then he went back to get more chips. That’s a solid endorsement if we’ve ever heard one.
White (Hot) Peach Salsa
3 large white peaches, ripe but fairly firm
1/2 red onion
2 fresh jalapeno peppers
1 large bunch cilantro (about 1/2 cup leaves)
1 tsp. hot sauce (we used Melissa’s Red Savina Hot Sauce)
Juice of one lime
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Begin prep work: Halve the peaches, remove the pits, and dice the peaches into very small pieces. Peel and dice the onion. Peel, seed and dice the jalapenos (wearing protective gloves if needed). Coarsely chop the cilantro leaves.
2. Combine peaches, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add hot sauce, adjusting for taste, and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chips. Serves 6 to 8.
We also brought this peach salsa to enjoy at a recent meeting of Food Bloggers Los Angeles. As soon as we have the links, we’ll connect to all of the rest of the amazing summer fruit dishes from that morning!