This recipe is the easiest peach salsa ever! Use diced peaches for a super quick and simple salsa that is ready in under 3 minutes. Paleo, vegan.
What could be better than peaches in the middle of summer?
Summer is a time of year I think everyone can agree is just so magical. Vacation time, long days, magical nights with fireflies galore. Some of my best childhood memories took place over the summer, as I’m sure is true for many others.
Fresh peaches are one of those treats that truly adds to the magic of summer. These juicy, flavor-packed fruits and one of my all-time favorites. Of course you can eat them all fresh, or if you’re looking for a change of pace, try something unique and delicious like peach salsa.
The easiest peach salsa takes just a few minutes (and can be made even quicker with this simple hack!)
This is the easiest peach salsa recipe you will ever make, I promise! There’s one big secret for why this will be the easiest you’ve ever tried. For some it might be seen as cheating, but for those hardcore fresh peach lovers, please go ahead and make yours with homegrown peaches right off the tree!
That secret is to use canned diced peaches, or the little single-serving peach cups. If you’re pressed for time, or just feel like being lazy, this is a fantastic way to get this salsa on the table in just a few minutes. Another benefit of the canned peaches is that they often have citric acid added to prevent browning. This will keep those peaches looking super fresh for leftovers over the next few days!
You will want to simply drain off the liquid and then toss the diced peaches into a bowl. If you have fresh peaches, you can first remove the skin (this step is optional), and then cut them in half and remove the pit. Dice up the peaches and add them to a bowl.
You’ll need the following additional ingredients:
- Juice of a lime
- Bell pepper in a color of your choosing. I used small sweet peppers in a mix of colors
- Jalapeno. Remove the seeds if you don’t like spicy, or leave some in for a nice kick
- Red onion or shallot (a shallot is the perfect size for a small batch)
- A splash of the peach juice, if you used canned, to help the flavors all combine and marinate together
Dice the veggies all up and mix them in with the peaches. I like the dice up all the veggies a little smaller than the peaches, so that the peach can take center stage.
The lime juice should help keep the peaches from browning, but if you use fresh peaches, they will be more likely to start oxidizing and turning brown over the course of a couple days. But that won’t be a problem because the salsa likely won’t last that long anyway!
If you do have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I substitute the peaches for another fruit?
Yes, you could certainly do that. The peaches could be swapped out for mango, watermelon or pineapple, I think any of those (or a mix!) would be downright delicious!
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The easiest peach salsa
- 1 14 oz can diced peaches in peach or pear juice, liquid removed
- 1 jalapeno, diced if you want mild, remove all seeds. if you want spicy, leave some in, to suit your taste
- 1/2 bell pepper, diced
- 1 small handful minced cilantro
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1 small roma tomato, diced
- juice of one lime
- Add all diced veggies into a bowl and mix together. If the mixture is not moist, add in a splash of the peach juice to moisten.
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 5 days.