Monday, August 17, 2020

Fresh Peach Salsa

A quick & easy recipe for fresh peach salsa using simple summer ingredients like ripe peaches, red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime, and jalapeno. Use this fruit salsa as a topping for pork, chicken, or fish (like mahi-mahi or salmon), as a dip with your favorite chips, or as a sweet & hot condiment for any of your favorite foods. {gluten-free, paleo, whole30 & vegan}
Easy Fresh Peach Salsa (For Topping Fish, Pork, Chicken, Tacos or as a Dip)
For the past month, I've been stopping by my local farmers market almost every weekend to buy some gloriously ripe and oh-so-tasty seasonal fruits and veggies.

Foods like tomatoes, squash, eggplant, zucchini, onions, cucumbers, chiles, potatoes, figs...and, of course, peaches!

You have to show up early if you want the best picks, otherwise, all the farm-to-table restaurants, chefs, and foodies will buy up all the good stuff! Or make arrangements with the farmers to set aside certain produce for you (which they're usually happy to do).

My Rush To Make Peach Everything

Just as I was getting used to strolling in and grabbing whatever produce I wanted for the week, the only farm still selling peaches announced they were almost done for the season.

I panicked for all of two minutes, thinking I haven't made ALL the peach things yet! Summer's almost over. Oh, woe is me! Then quickly realized I still had time. (Phew!)

So I bought peaches that week + the following Saturday and went about making creamy pan-fried peaches, smoothies with peaches and figs, peaches and cream muffins, and this fresh peach salsa!

Peaches For Making a Fresh Fruit Salsa Recipe

I love how quickly this peach salsa comes together with only a few simple ingredients like red onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime + fresh peaches.

Even better, you can make it right before serving or let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to develop the flavors.

How To Use Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh fruit salsas like peach salsa, mango salsa, or pineapple salsa are an easy and inexpensive way to jazz up meals while also providing a pop of color that makes the food even more fun! Eating a rainbow of colors keeps things interesting, y'all. It's a feast for your eyes and your belly.

My favorite way to use fruit salsa is as a garnish for pork chops, fish filets like pan-seared salmon or mahi-mahi (a yummy white fish), and pan-fried chicken breasts. I also like to spoon it over burrito bowls and pork tacos, just like pico de gallo. If you prefer fish tacos with cabbage slaw this would be a perfect topper for that!

For a vegetarian meal, serve it alongside these sweet potato black bean no roll enchiladas!

Of course, it's awesomesauce served as a dip with your favorite chips, especially if you're hosting a small gathering. (Hint: If you're looking to impress without a lot of work, don't forget the blood orange margaritas.) Heck, I eat it by the spoonful along with my over-easy eggs for breakfast. It's that good!

Easy Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe Ingredients

This Peach Salsa Recipe Comes Together In Minutes

Once you're ready to get your peach salsa on, all you have to do is grab the fresh ingredients, give them a good wash & dry, then chop them into uniform small-ish pieces.

If you want to save a little time chopping, you can throw everything but the peaches into a food processor. I don't own one, so I just did everything by hand. I promise it didn't take long! After that, you just combine everything in a bowl, add the lime juice, season to taste, and you're done!


And if you prefer more or less of one specific ingredient, it's easy to tweak the ratios to your taste (like make it more sweet or spicy). I've fixed this peach salsa without cilantro before when I was all out and didn't want to run to the store and it was still great.

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Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Author: Elaina - The Rising Spoon
Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa

Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
A quick & easy recipe for fresh peach salsa using simple ingredients like red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno. Serve it as a garnish for pork chops, grilled chicken, or baked fish, as a dip with your favorite chips, or even as a sweet & spicy condiment. {gluten-free, paleo, whole30 & vegan}


  • 2-3 ripe fresh peaches, pitted and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup of diced tomato (use heirloom if you can find it)
  • 1/2 cup of finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro (leaves only)
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt & granulated garlic, to taste (optional)


  1. Combine the peaches, tomato, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno in a mixing bowl, squeeze in the lime juice and season to taste with sea salt and granulated garlic (if using).
  2. Stir the salsa gently and serve immediately or store in the fridge (covered) for 1-2 hours to let the flavors develop. I usually eat mine within 3 days (if it lasts that long).


PEACHES: For the best tasting salsa, make sure your peaches are very ripe so the flavor is stronger. Look for ones that are super squishy & smell fragrant when you buy them. If not, let them sit on your counter in a paper bag for a day or two to ripen (this will happen faster if you put them next to some bananas). Also, if you can, look for a free-stone variety, which will allow you to remove the pit easier. SPICINESS: To make the salsa less spicy, remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeno; conversely, to make it spicier keep those in and add an extra jalapeno or upgrade to a spicier pepper such as habanero. COLOR: If you want the salsa to be bright and colorful, serve it the same day you make it. I've found that as the peaches sit overnight in the fridge the color darkens so it's not quite as vivid.
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UPDATE (August 2020): This recipe was originally published in September 2016, but I've recently updated the post with a new printable recipe card that includes more helpful tips.

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A quick & easy recipe for the best homemade fresh peach salsa using simple summer ingredients like ripe peaches, red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime, and jalapeno. Use this no-cook fruit salsa as a topping for fish (like mahi-mahi, salmon, shrimp, cod, or tilapia), pork (chops, tenderloin, or carnitas), or grilled chicken, as a dip with your favorite chips, or as a sweet & spicy condiment for any of your favorite foods. {gluten-free, paleo, whole30 & vegan}

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