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Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa Recipe (without tomatoes)

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Flavorful peach salsa made with ripe, juicy peaches, fresh jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, red onion, and lemon juice – for the most amazing blend of sweet, spicy, and sour with the herbaceous notes of cilantro. Watch out tomatoes there’s a new salsa king in town and its name is peaches!

Peach salsa in a bowl with chips on the side.

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This fresh peach salsa with lemon and cilantro is a refreshing salsa that doesn’t contain tomatoes or corn. The recipe includes jalapeno, red onion, garlic, cilantro leaves, and peaches for a sweet crunchy texture. This dish can be served as an appetizer in the company of chips or on top of grilled chicken skewers for a light dinner option.

Trying fresh jalapeno peach salsa for the first time changed the way I see salsa. Every scoop of this peachy salsa was heaven with my freshly baked tortilla chips.

Ingredients for Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa

Fruits and veggies sitting on a basket.
  • large fresh peaches
  • red onion
  • cilantro 
  • jalapenos
  • garlic
  • lemon juice 

How To Make Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa

Collage of mixing the ingredients for Jalapeno Peach Salsa in a food processor.
  1. Combine everything in a food processor and pulse only until well combined (Photos 1 & 2)
  2. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! (Photo 3)
A bowl of fresh peach salsa.

Making Salsa without Tomatoes: Some Tips and Tricks

Salsa is a term that refers to a range of sauces that are used as condiments for tacos, as well as other Mexican and Mexican-American cuisines. Tomatoes tend to be the base for most salsas, but that doesn’t mean they have to be.

If you are someone who doesn’t like tomatoes, the good news is you can still enjoy salsa, minus the tomatoes. Here’s how:

  1. Substitute Tomatoes With Other Produce: Peaches and mangos are great substitutes for tomatoes because they’re refreshing, a little acidic, and have a hint of sweetness.
  2. Add crunch and heat. Jalapeño is the perfect pepper to add crunch and a bit of heat to your salsa. But, if you are not a fan of spicy food, bell peppers will do.
  3. Add the aromatics. Onions can heighten the flavor of your salsa and the cilantro can add that extra fresh, cooling element to your jalapeno peach salsa
  4. Squeeze some lime or lemon.
  5. Season with salt. Finish your fresh jalapeno peach salsa with salt and adjust the flavor to your personal taste.

Even without tomatoes, your fresh jalapeno peach salsa will still taste good and refreshing!

What To Serve With Peach Salsa

Because it is so delicious, Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa can be consumed on its own.

But it can be paired with most food because of how versatile this salsa is.

To answer the question of what meals you can pair it with, here are some of my personal favorites:

  1. Veggie Burger. Fresh jalapeno peach salsa is great on top of a veggie burger. It not only tastes good but it’s healthy too.
  2. Grilled Fish Fillet or Chicken. Top your meat with fresh jalapeno peach salsa. It can take your grilled meat to a whole new level.
  3. Tortilla Chips. Create healthy nachos using tortilla chips and fresh jalapeno peach salsa.
  4. Shawarma meat and wrapper. Although shawarma and salsa are from two different cultures, adding them together creates a perfect blend of flavors that your taste bud would not forget.
Overhead shot of peach salsa in a black bowl.

Fresh Peach Salsa FAQs

Can I use a blender to pulse the ingredients instead of a food processor?

Food processors and blenders perform some of the same duties; however, they are not interchangeable. A blender is typically employed for the purpose of pureeing or crushing ice. A food processor can slice, grate, shred, dice, and perform a variety of other tasks. The use of a food processor is recommended if the finished product will be eaten with a fork or spoon. A blender is recommended if you are making smoothies or purees for a soup.

Since the jalapeno peach salsa’s ingredients are chopped, the blender will not do the job. Instead, chop the ingredients the old fashion way — with a knife.

I don’t like peaches can I use a different fruit?

Of course, you can! You can use pineapple or mango. They are equally as refreshing as peaches and are bursting with summer flavor.

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Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa Recipe (without tomatoes)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizer & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
This peach salsa recipe is made without any tomatoes at all and tastes like summer in a bite! It goes perfect on tortilla chips, fish, chicken, and rice!

Ingredients 

  • 6-8 large fresh peaches peeled or not, pitted and quartered
  • ½ red onion quartered
  • ½ cilantro
  • 1-2 jalapenos halved, seeds out or in per preference
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a food processor and pulse only until well combined 
  • Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 79kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 19g (6%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1mg Potassium: 379mg (11%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 16g (18%) Vitamin A: 631IU (13%) Vitamin C: 19mg (23%) Calcium: 17mg (2%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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