Sunday, July 5, 2009

Peach and Vidalia Onion Salsa

So the summer that I met Joey easily ranks up there as one of my favorite times of my life. I was living in a great apartment, had great friends, enjoyed my job, and just had a great time in general. And of course meeting my future husband was the icing on the cake :-) I was less than a year out of college, so I hadn't started feeling like a grown-up yet: no mortgage, car payment, or any adult responsibilities really. Almost every weekend my friends would come over, and we'd go to my pool. I always liked to have yummy snacks for us to eat, and salsa was among my favorite things to make. I seriously made a batch at least once a week. I had so much fun experimenting with different combos and flavors, but this was my favorite. Ripe Georgia peaches, tomatoes, and a hint of spiciness from jalapeno. Now everytime I make this, I think of that summer, and of course I think of meeting my wonderful husband. Maybe my salsa was what made him fall in love with me? ;-)

This is a really easy recipe, and can be altered to suit your tastes. I'm a spice wuss, so I only add half of a seeded jalapeno. I also love cilantro, so I have a heavy hand with that. Hope you enjoy this salsa as much as we do!

Peach Salsa
  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and coarsly chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsly chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, coarsly chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse 10-15 times, or until desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste (salt, jalapeno, garlic, etc). I like to eat with blue corn or multi-grain chips.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Add this recipe to my "to-make" category.

Molly Jean said...

Oh my! What an interesting combo! I will have to give this a whirl at our next bbq.

test it comm said...

I really like using fruit in salsas ans this one sounds really good!

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe today after you posted the link on the What's Cooking board of The Nest. It's delicious but didn't realize it would make so much. Do you think it would freeze well or would it become too watery when thawed?

Anonymous said...

I put this over pork chops than baked them and it was oh soooo Yummy!!!

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