I don’t know about you, but this summer has been all kinds of busy for us! Between visits with friends and family and a newly walking babe, I think we can say our hands have been pretty full. Throw in some 35+ degree weather (that is 95+ for my American friends) and a house without AC, I think we can also say that this summer has been a pretty hot one for us too! That, of course, has made coming up with meals more of a challenge than I would like to admit. Luckily for me, we have a huge selection of local produce available to us, and if there is one way to jazz up meal time, it is with a deliciously easy sweet and spicy strawberry peach summer salsa.
The thing that I love about this summer salsa even more than the incredible amount of juicy fruit it contains, is how many different foods I can pair it with. Not only is it a tasty snack with chips or crackers, but it goes so well with grilled chicken, pork chops, and it makes a great burger topping. If that isn’t enough to sell you on it – it’s even delightful with breakfast. Throw it on top of some fried eggs or if you’re really adventurous – add it to your next Eggs Benedict.
It is damn delicious.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t devour this salsa within two days of making it. It is that good. And refreshing. And simple to make.
Last year I made an incredible Balsamic Peach Chicken Skillet from Cooking Classy that had me day dreaming of all the different things I could do with Peaches. Ever since then, I have been (not so) patiently waiting for Peach season to arrive. After a trip to our local farmers market a few weeks ago, I was inspired to create this recipe.
Our season has been a little off this year with many fruits and veggies either ripening too early, or later than expected. I am used to the strawberry season ending before the peach season begins. This year, to my good fortune, they overlapped.
So what does one do when two of their absolute favorite fruits are ready and available at the exact same time?
They make a strawberry peach summer salsa of course!
As I continued to trek around the market, I found that almost all of the ingredients I needed to bring this recipe to life were within a few feet from each other. It is amazing how inspiring a great day at the market can be. In addition to the perfectly ripe strawberries and peaches I purchased, I also picked up some beautiful peppers, onions, and garlic. Everything else, I needed, I had on hand at home.
The salsa practically made itself.
Is there any recipe more perfect than the one that makes itself?
Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Peach Summer Salsa
- 1 Peach, Peeled and Chopped
- 5-6 Strawberries, Chopped
- 1/2 Red Pepper, Chopped
- 1/2 Yellow or Orange Pepper, Chopped
- 1/2 Small Red Onion, Dices
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1-2 Jalepenos, diced (and seeded if desired)
- 3 tbsp Lime Juice ( more or less to taste)
- Salt, to taste
- Cilantro, Chopped (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Can be served right away, though it is best to let the salsa chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Can be kept in a seal, airtight container, for 3-5 days.
Note*** for even more delicious flavor, grill your peaches prior to chopping. This caramelizes the sugars in the fruit for a sweeter and more unique flavor.
If you are looking for even more summer recipes, take a look at my easy and delicious Warm Potato Salad Recipe!
Do you have a favorite summer fruit recipe? If so, I would love to hear about it. Even better, leave a link to it below in the comments section!