Homemade peach salsa is a Summer alternative to regular tomato salsa that will add variety to your weeknight dinner menu! It comes together in just 15 minutes! It's perfect served with tortilla chips or as a topping over grilled and pan-seared meats, like chicken, pork, or salmon. Use it as an appetizer, dip, or elevate it to the main course when combined with protein.
15-Minute Peach salsa
Nothing tastes better than homemade salsa. To bring variety to your salsa repertoire, I challenge you to make this peach salsa packed with fresh ingredients as an alternative to the regular tomato salsa!
- Made with fresh yellow peaches, fresh cilantro, lime juice, green onions, and a hint of chili powder, it's the best salsa I've made to date!
- My favorite thing about it is its versatility! You can use it as an appetizer, dip, or snack.
- It's the best party food to have in the Summer just like Peach Tomato Caprese Salad or this refreshing Summer Pasta Salad with Peaches, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella Cheese!
Why you'll love this recipe
- It's less acidic than a regular tomato salsa and makes a great alternative to the usual salsas.
- Add peach salsa as a topping to your favorite grilled or cooked meats, such as these seared skinless boneless chicken thighs. This will immediately elevate any grilled or pan-seared chicken, pork, salmon, or shrimp!
- It's simple enough to make on a busy weeknight and fancy-looking for entertaining the guests!
Ingredients you need
- Yellow peaches. Using fresh yellow peaches is key! They have the right texture for homemade salsa. Make sure to buy yellow peaches (vs white ones), as they look much more presentable.
- Pineapple is a tropical fruit that will elevate any salsa! I like to add pineapple to lots of my salsa recipes - it's one of my favorite ingredients!
- Sweet red bell pepper will add texture, flavor, and color.
- Green onions have a milder taste than regular onions and not only add flavor to the salsa, but also vibrancy and color! Use the freshest green onions you can find with bright green colors.
- Red onions have many health benefits. They add texture and a ton of flavor.
- Lime. Using freshly squeezed lime juice is key to the success of this recipe!
- Fresh cilantro adds a ton of flavor, so be sure to use the freshest herbs.
- Chili powder will add pungency to peach salsa.
- Salt and pepper. Add those to taste to bring out the flavors, but don't overdo it. I often just skip the salt but it's up to you.
How to make the best homemade peach salsa
1) First, combine chopped peaches, chopped pineapple, diced bell pepper, chopped green onions, and chopped red onions in a large mixing bowl.
2) Then, add freshly squeezed lime juice, chopped fresh cilantro, and chili powder.
3) Mix everything well.
4) Finally, season with salt and pepper if needed.
How to choose the best peaches
- Make sure to purchase yellow peaches (not white) as they make a beautiful presentation.
- Buy firm peaches. These will hold up the best in this salad especially if you plan to make it ahead.
- Wash peaches really well with warm running water to remove any dirt or debris. No need to peel the peaches.
Can you use canned or frozen peaches?
This salsa tastes the best made with fresh produce, so take advantage of the summer peach season, and use fresh yellow peaches. During other times of the year, you can use frozen peaches (defrosted) or canned peaches. Make sure to drain them really well.
Tips for the best salsa
- Use the freshest ingredients. Fresh yellow peaches, freshly squeezed lime juice, etc.
- The homemade peach salsa always tastes better the next day. It's a great recipe to make ahead and keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
How to store it?
Store salsa refrigerated in an airtight container or in a glass mason jar with the lid for up to 5 days.
Can you make it ahead?
Peach salsa is a perfect recipe to make ahead. It keeps well refrigerated and you can make it ahead and store it in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Tip: if making ahead, use firmer peaches as they will hold up better.
How to serve peach salsa as a snack
Peach salsa is a super versatile and flexible recipe that can be served in a variety of ways:
- I love to eat it as a snack with your favorite chips.
- Use it just like a regular tomato salsa - as a topping over nachos along with your favorite cheese, such as Cotija, shredded Cheddar, or Pepper Jack cheese.
- Serve it as a fruit-based dip with crackers.
- Use it as a topping over soft cheeses, such as goat cheese, cream cheese, burrata, brie, or fresh mozzarella.
How to serve peach salsa as the main course
Don't look at peach salsa as only Summer party food or snack. It also makes a great topping to numerous main courses and takes them over the top!
- My favorite way is to use it as a topping for grilled meats, such as chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, or fish. It will take plain grilled or pan-seared meats to the next level and will make them look like the main courses from fine dining restaurants!
- I also add peach salsa as a topping to tacos, burritos, and your other favorite Mexican foods.
- Serve it as a topping over pizza.
Other recipes with peaches that you might like
Take advantage of the peach season, and include this seasonal fruit in your diet. All of these delicious recipes below can be made with fresh yellow peaches in the Summer or with canned peaches year-round:
- Blueberry and Peach Skillet Cake
- Chicken with Peaches - 30-Minute One-Pan Meal
- Peach Pasta Salad with Arugula and Tomatoes
- Peach Mozzarella Salad with Basil and Prosciutto
15-Minute Peach Salsa
- Note about peaches. Wash them thoroughly to get rid of any debris. There is no need to peel the peaches. Chop them carefully to keep the skin on.
- In a large mixing bowl combine diced peaches, chopped pineapple, diced red bell pepper, diced red onion, finely chopped green onions, and chopped fresh cilantro. Toss to combine.
- Add freshly squeezed lime juice and chili powder. Toss to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Add more lime juice and chili powder, if you like.
- A fruit-based snack with your favorite chips or crackers.
- Use it just like a regular tomato salsa - as a topping over nachos along with your favorite melted cheese, like Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese.
- Use it as a topping over soft cheeses, including goat cheese, cream cheese, burrata, brie, or fresh mozzarella.
- Serve peach salsa as a topping for grilled meats and seafood.
- Add peach salsa as a topping to tacos, burritos, and your other favorite Mexican foods.
- Serve it as a topping over pizza.
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