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Peach Salsa with a Twist

January 10, 2010

I don’t think I would have tried this recipe had it not been for sampling it at a friend’s house.  The combination of peaches and tomatoes just seemed odd to me.

However, it is that atypical pairing that gives this salsa its delightful qualities!

I also like being able to use canned peaches and tomatoes, which makes this a salsa that is easy to prepare, no matter what season of  the year.  I am giving the directions for canned fruit, but if you want to use fresh fruit, substitute 2 cups of tomatoes and 2 cups of peaches for the canned items.

Peach Salsa

Ingredients

1–15 oz can peaches, drained
1–15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
3  small jalapeños, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed or minced
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

In a large bowl, dice peaches into half inch or small pieces. Add tomatoes. Add the finely chopped onion, jalapeños, garlic and cilantro. Add fresh lime juice, cider vinegar and salt; toss well. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour.  The salsa is actually better if left in the fridge for a day before serving.

Use as a dip with chips or as a relish with bean dishes.  It is really tasty served as a complement to fish, pork or chicken entrees.

©Carolina Shortcut Chef

For photo and another peach salsa recipe, see:

http://cowgirlchef.com/2009/08/24/peach-tomato-chipotle-salsa/

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