Easy Southern Fresh Peach Salsa is quite possibly the most delicious and versatile recipe I have ever made. And, since I have been cooking most of my life and have over 300 recipes on my blog, that is saying something!
I know what you are thinking: “Sharon, you say that all of your recipes are delicious, what makes Easy Southern Fresh Peach Salsa stand out?”
First of all, I am obsessed with peaches right now. They are just starting to show up at the farmers’ markets, and there is something really special about the first early peaches of the season. One bite of these scrumptious and fragrant peaches is a happy reminder of the simple pleasures of our warm, blissful summer days.
All it will take is one taste of this sweet and savory Peach Salsa and you will be enamored too! This quick and easy, healthy peach salsa recipe calls for fresh, luscious sweet peaches and crisp and zesty jalapeños, along with some fresh red bell pepper, a little onion, fresh tangy lime juice, and cilantro.
My husband and I like this peach salsa so much that in the last week, I have made two big batches and we have enjoyed it as a salad, on quesadillas, and the icing on the cake, as a topping for a pork tenderloin that he grilled.
Take my word for it, this quick and easy salsa is life changing, and if you have five minutes and just a few simple ingredients you can see for yourself!
Now I know there are some of you that don’t especially like spicy food, and you might have said: “no way” when you saw that one of the ingredients was jalapeños. As with most recipes, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste by either leaving the jalapeño out altogether or just reducing the amount you add.
You also might be surprised to learn that once you remove the seeds and membrane, which are what contain capsaicin from the jalapeños, they really are on the mild side and don’t pack as much heat as you might think.
If you are like me and love peaches too, I think you might also like these popular recipes on my blog: Homemade Fresh Peach Ice Cream, Grilled Chicken with Peach Glaze, Easy Southern Fresh Peach Bread, Homemade Peach and Blackberry Crumble, and Southern Peaches and Cream Pie.
How to make Easy Southern Fresh Peach Salsa
Place the peaches, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeños, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
Squeeze the lime juice over the salsa and mix to combine.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Easy Southern Peach Salsa can be served as a salad, as a dip with chips, or as a delicious topping for pork, chicken, or fish.
To seed a jalapeño, slice it lengthwise. Use a small spoon to scrape out the seeds and any membrane (a grapefruit spoon works great for this). After you chop up the jalapeños, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and do not touch your eyes because the juice can burn them.
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Easy Southern Fresh Peach Salsa
- 4-5 peaches unpeeled and chopped
- ½ cup red onion minced
- ½ red bell pepper chopped
- ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped, you can substitute parsley
- 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 jalapeno peppers remove seeds and membranes and mince
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place the peaches, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeños, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
can you put in jars and keep and for how long and how
Hi Pixie, I have never tried to can it and I’m not sure how it would turn out. But, as the recipe is written, it should last in your fridge for a day or two. Here is a link for how to can tomato salsa that might give you a bit more information: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/canned_tomato_salsa/. If you decide to try it, be sure to let me know how it turns out.
All the best,
Anyone try to can this? What alterations have to be made
I am so excited about this recipe. Peaches are a family favorite and a seasonal delight!
I hope you love it as much as we do!
All my best!
I am wondering if this could be frozen. The instructions say to refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Why such a short time?
I have never tried to freeze it so I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think it would freeze well. I think the consistency of the fruit and vegetables, might suffer. Also, the recipe calls for cilantro which will turn brown if frozen. As far as the twenty-four hours, peaches are very perishable. Depending on the ripeness of your peaches, it might last a little longer, but it all just depends. For maximum freshness, I’m still sticking with 24 hours, but that doesn’t mean it still wouldn’t be good after that.
I hope you enjoy it.
All the best,
This Salsa recipe sounds so fresh and delightful.
Will be making this soon. I am planning to add mango too, along with the peaches.
Great suggestion, Linda.
Hi Bev, peach, and mango together sounds delicious as do just peaches or just mango. No matter how you put it together or which fruit you choose, I don’t think you can go wrong with this recipe.
Thanks for sharing!
All my best!
Can this be frozen? Why can you refrigerate only up to 24 hours?
This recipe works well with Mangos too!
You are so right! I love mango salsa too and make and serve it often!
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