I don’t buy into too many food trends, as you know. I don’t put lavender into ice cream, I don’t like rosemary in cocktails, I like lemongrass only in Thai food, and I don’t stick bacon into everything possible. It will probably be 20 more years before I ever make kale chips. No, I’ll probably never make them.
So years ago when I spotted peach salsa at a gourmet food store, I really surprised myself when I purchased it. I mean, peaches in tomato salsa? I don’t remember the brand, but it really was pretty tasty.
Being me, I knew I could make it even better. Not to say I’m that great of a cook, it’s just that anything home-made will beat anything jarred commercially.
Anymore, peach salsa doesn’t really even sound very trendy. It’s become as commonplace as boysenberry barbecue sauce and the like.
The salsa works well with good canned tomatoes as well as fresh ones right out of the garden, but that peach needs to be ripe, so I only make it in the summer.
I serve this salsa slightly warmed. Oh, it’s good.
2 pounds of fresh ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 peach, peeled, finely chopped
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Have all of your tomatoes seeded and chopped before you start with this recipe. It doesn’t take long to make.
In a medium enameled pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir it in for about 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes.
After cooking for a minute, stir in the peach, cilantro, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Give everything a stir, and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes. There should be little or no liquid in the salsa.
Add the apple cider vinegar, stir, and cook for about 1 minute.
Then add the lemon juice. Stir to distribute evenly.
Remove the pot from the stove and let cool slightly before serving.
This warm, slightly fruit-sweetened salsa is really good with tortilla chips. But it’s also good on a basic cheese quesadilla.
Try out this salsa if you’re skeptical like I once was. You’ll taste the peach and the touch of cinnamon, but also the ripe tomatoes with Mexican seasonings.
And think about how much less expensive this salsa is to make at home!
Gorgeous. I love fresh salsa but have never tried using peaches. Sounds delicious.
I love fresh salsa as well, but a cooked salsa has its merits as well. I’ve never thought to add peach to my standard fresh salsa but it’s a good idea!
Sorry … wasn’t clear … I know this is warm … I was thinking more homemade rather than jar! :) But yes peach would work well ‘fresh’ too I think; I use mango a lot in salsa.
That I’ve never done. I guess peach was my big foray into salsas with fruit!
I am happy you did the exception :) :) because idea and I believe taste is wonderful :) Thank you for sharing and inspiration!
You are welcome!
looks great and must taste great as well……. >
Thanks Mom! Wish you could try it!
Well hello Mimi!
This is Teresa from Colorado…we met on out Scotland trip in 2012. You may gut enjoy trying American spoon foods cherry peach salsa out of Petoskey, Michigan.
I’ve enjoyed following your blog since then.
Oh my goodness Teresa! How are you? Your family was going through a really rough patch last time we were in contact. I hope everything has gotten better. I still have your business card, and my beautiful vase!
I trust your cooking instincts so I’ll give this a try, although peaches and tomatoes … um!
Not too different than mango and tomatoes, really.
I’m sure they’re all delicious. :)
Maybe not grapes…
Looks simple enough and definitely tasty. I’m a big fan of Mango Salsa so I’m excited to try Peach!
You do! It’s pretty darn wonderful!
This sounds absolutely gorgeous, I can imagine it’s perfect with a beef or gammon steak. In the UK it’s common to make a pickle or chutney with stone fruit, most commonly plum. You can get peach or apricot chutney but I’ve never tried myself – I’ve just made greengage which was really nice. I would love to try this salsa with my next gammon steak 👏👏👏
This salsa looks fabulous, Mimi. I would never have though to put peaches with tomatoes. Really keen to try this one.
It’s wonderful. I like my addition of a little cinnamon, too!
This would be soooo delicious over grilled chicken or pork! Just got fresh peaches from a local farm last weekend and may have to make a batch of this salsa :)
I hope you will love it. Everyone who tries it gets addicted!
Wow!!!This recipe looks yummy and as tasty as it looks. I love all of your recipes. Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you so much!
Sounds right up my alley! And reading this I realised I haven’t had a single peach this summer yet. Do you make your own tortillas as well? Searched the blog but couldn’t find a recipe.
I have made my own tortillas from scratch, plus there’s a decent mix one can buy, but honestly, where I live, I have access to wonderful tortillas!
Oh I really didn’t know this one! It looks really delicious and refreshing Mimi.
Thank you Alida. I love it served warm with chips!
Nice!!!! something to experiment with!!
You obviously did! But I hope you try the tomato-peach combo.
I just need to remember to buy a peach!!
Peach salsa sounds intriguing and something I would try as I love fruit sauces on savoury dishes or with cheese!
It’s just so good with chips or quesadillas, but I’d also put in on grilled meats!
I recall eating peach salsa and you are right, the peaches need to be fresh. I would also say the tomatoes too – nothing better and both are still available in the markets here. Good recipe!
I have always made my salsas with fresh fruit. I like your version of cooking the salsa, I have to try it.
I like both. Fresh is obviously fresher, but they’re both tasty and satisfying to me!
Looks good enough to eat on its own!
Thank you. You almost can!
Hi Mimi! This reminds me of my mango salsa. My sister-in-law gave me the recipe, but the original called for peaches. I have only just begun to like peaches, so I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!
You will love it!! It’s a really pleasing combination.
Mimi, that photograph of your “basic cheese quesadilla” with peach salsa made my mouth water. SO beautiful.
That is so sweet! Thank you!
I am a bit skeptical, but I trust you. The problem will be to find ripe peaches over here…
Oh, I bet. I was skeptical, too. I think cooked they would be better than raw.
While I definitely like lavender in ice cream, among other dishes, I am picky about fruit salsas. Will have to try this next time peaches are in season.
I respect that!
I’m a lot like you – although I did try kale chips and they were one of the most horrible things I’ve ever tasted, and I am willing and do make recipes with kale!! At any rate, I’m more apt to do wild experimenting with small things like salsas and love them with different fruits. Beautiful recipe.
Thank you! I’d rather just eat potato chips any day! And they’re a vegetable too!
haha Mimi!! :)
So pretty! I love peach salsa! Looks delicious!
It’s so so good!