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!
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.
Equipment You Need to Make a Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa Recipe
You’ll need a good food processor for this recipe because it calls for pulsing. For chopping and mincing items, a food processor is a way to go! Besides your food processor, you’ll just need a large cutting board and a sharp knife. If you want to peel the peaches you can do a quick boil to loosen the skin in a medium pot.
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this recipe.
Ingredients for Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa
How To Make Fresh Jalapeno Peach Salsa
- Combine everything in a food processor and pulse only until well combined
- Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Squeeze some lime or lemon.
- 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:
- Veggie Burger. Fresh jalapeno peach salsa is great on top of a veggie burger. It not only tastes good but it’s healthy too.
- Grilled Fish Fillet or Chicken. Top your meat with fresh jalapeno peach salsa. It can take your grilled meat to a whole new level.
- Tortilla Chips. Create healthy nachos using tortilla chips and fresh jalapeno peach salsa.
- 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.
Fresh Peach Salsa FAQs
u003cstrongu003eCan I use a blender to pulse the ingredients instead of a food processor?u003c/strongu003e
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.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e 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.
u003cstrongu003eI don’t like peaches can I use a different fruit?u003c/strongu003e
Of course, you can! You can use pineapple or mango. They are equally as refreshing as peaches and are bursting with summer flavor.