A Squared: Peach Salsa

Friday, September 11, 2015

Peach Salsa

With summer winding down, I'm trying to get in as many trips to the farmers market as possible. I love cooking with fresh local produce, especially since there is such a limited window of time that we can do that in the north. This simple recipe was inspired by a recent trip to the farmers market... Or rather, it was inspired by what was left in my refrigerator several days after a trip to the farmers market.

In my old(er) age I have not only become a fan of early Saturday walks to the farmers market (as opposed to sleeping in) and have also become very much against wasting leftover food (as opposed to letting it rot in my fridge while I ordered a pizza a la my early twenties). So when Alex requested we make salmon for dinner recently, I surveyed my refrigerator and found several ingredients from our farmers market haul that came together and made the perfect accompaniment for a simple roasted salmon.

This salsa is sweet and spicy and very reminiscent of a traditional pico de gallo, but swapping ripe peaches for tomatoes changes the flavor and texture to something that is perfectly summery. Since the peaches are meaty and soft, I also like to add diced bell pepper for a little added crunch.

This salsa was great on top of salmon and made it a really fresh, healthy, and flavorful dinner. It would also taste great paired with shrimp, chicken, or pork. You could also use it to top tacos or it would make a great dip for tortilla chips too!


  • 1 large peach, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweet bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow), diced
  • 3 Tbs. red onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until all are incorporated. Chill until ready to serve.

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