Me: Do you like it?
Him: It’s weird. I don’t like peaches but this doesn’t really taste like a peach. Maybe I don’t know what peaches taste like. This is hot. And sweet.
Me: So you like it.
Him: It’s weird. My mouth is confused. I think I need something to drink.
Me: [Off to fetch Him a Dr. Pepper]
Fruit isn’t just fruit anymore. Growing up, fruit was eaten at breakfast in cereal, baked into dessert, or canned into jellies, jams, or preserves. (Man, what I wouldn’t trade for some fresh-picked blackberries-turned-cobbler right now!)
Today, fruit is goes on the grill before holding a scoop of ice cream for a smoky addition to an otherwise ordinary dessert. It tops grilled meats in colorful salsas and wonderful sauces. Fruits go into the food processor and freezer for sorbets. Fruit also goes great with spicy peppers, whether it be in ice cream or fresh, summery salsas.
I received my copy of Salsavino, by Chuck Cardamon, from Bakespace. It’s chock-full of fresh salsa recipes and wine pairings that have me very excited. I will be dicing up every fresh piece of produce in my house for fresh, new takes on salsa – so watch your hands 🙂
Peach-o de Gallo
Classic pico de gallo gets a fun, fresh face lift with peaches!
- 1 peach, pit removed and chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped (red is best)
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- pinch of salt
- squeeze of lemon juice
- Toss all ingredients in a bowl and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. /li>
- Stir again before serving.
Yields: ~3/4 cups
Estimated time: 35 minutes
If the though of peaches in salsa scares you, you can always go for a more authentic Pico de Gallo.
That looks very good.
This sounds incredibly good and refreshing for summer!
Such beautiful photography and food styling.
OMG…Freaking YUM! I love peach (or nectarine) salsa! I add black beans to mine, too. MMMMM!
What an interesting recipe! Sounds really good!
This reminds me of a mango salsa I really enjoy making. The fruit balances out all the spicy peppers!
I LOVE peach salsa! (We eat it with the blue chips because I’m such a color fool.)
Williams-Sonoma sells great peach salsa, too, or used to. I haven’t bought any lately because I make it, too!
’tis the season for peaches! I just posted a similar thing on my blog too! yours looks delicious!!!
I am loving the name of it.
This looks summery and refreshing, not weird at all. Like Ruhama, I’ve had mango salsa before. Fruit with spice and savory go really well together.
Love the name. Did you especially like the taste? I can’t get peaches around here now, but this will surely go in my cook this file for summer!!
Thanks, Robin! I did like it. The peaches were sweet, the jalapenos were hot – I’m absolutely addicted to the sweet & hot combo 🙂