CHIPOTLE PEACH SALSA
The peach season has begun! If there’s anything I can’t resist, it’s a juicy and fragrant summer peach. Peaches are not only great for desserts, but they also pair well with savory dishes. The peaches’ sweetness balances out the chipotle’s heat, while the lime and cilantro add a light, fresh touch. This salsa is a must-try. You can eat it with chips, over-grilled fish, chicken, or rice.
What’s in CHIPOTLE SALSA
Simple and delicious, this salsa is made with fresh peaches (not cooked). We’ve used classic salsa ingredients like garlic, onion, cilantro, and lime. But instead of tomatoes, we use peaches. To balance out the sweetness of the fruit, I added some spicy chipotle in adobo to the sauce. For a little more zing, I added some freshly grated ginger!
Is this salsa spicy?
This Chipotle Peach Salsa can be spicy. The amount of Chipotle you add will determine the level of heat. Add more chipotles until you reach the desired heat level. You can leave out the chipotle and still have a delicious peach salsa.
What to serve with PEACH SALSA
You’ll find yourself putting chip after chip, piled high with salsa in your mouth. If you’d like to use it in a meal, add the salsa to grilled shrimp, fish, or Honey Chipotle Chicken. This salsa is also great with pork. Try it on pork chops or pork tenderloin. This salsa would be an excellent addition to any bowl meal, such as these Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls and Spicy Sweet Chicken Bowls.
How long does it last?
Fresh salsas can last anywhere from 3-5 days when stored in the fridge, but this will depend on how new and ripe the ingredients are. The salsa will degrade faster if your peaches, like those I used, are very soft and ripe. You can get more life out of your salsa if your peaches are firmer. Soft peaches are great because they give the salsa a nice saucy texture when you mix everything.
2 lbs. ripe peaches (1.56)
1/4 red onion (0.11)
Buy two cloves of garlic for $0.16
1 tsp freshly grated ginger (0.10)
Two chipotle Peppers in Adobo ($0.20).
1/2 bunch cilantro ($0.45)
One lime (0.59)
1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
Peel the peaches if you wish. The onion should be finely diced, the garlic minced, the ginger grated, the chipotle chilies minced, the cilantro roughly chopped, and the lime juice squeezed.
Add the onion, ginger, garlic, and peaches to a large bowl. Start by adding one of the chopped chipotle chilies, 1 Tbsp. Lime juice and 1/4 tsp. Salt. Mix the ingredients. Adjust the lime or salt to taste. (I used two chipotle peppers and 2 Tbsp of lime juice).
Refrigerate until ready to serve.