Fresh Peach Salsa

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Fresh Peach Salsa

Ahh, peaches. Another sign that summer is really here. Growing up, we looked forward to my mom’s peach pie as the quintessential summer dessert. But peaches with red onion and jalapeños? I can’t say this frequented the traditional Midwestern diet of my childhood. However, after the first bite of this stuff, I’d go as far as promising that our household will be serving this for years to come!

Have you ever tried a fruit salsa? If not, you’re in for a treat!  Not only is the blend of the sweet juicy peaches with the spicy red onions incredibly delicious, but it’s quite versatile. You could serve it with chips or crackers as an appetizer, as an accompaniment to a piece of grilled fish, or in a burrito or taco. As a sweet + salty fiend, I was in heaven with this stuff. I can’t wait to share the quick and easy way we served it – it’s my new go-to recipe for a fresh summer entree!

In the meantime, how would you serve peach salsa? Have you tried a salsa with other types of fruits?


Fresh Peach Salsa

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 4


  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • Kosher salt


  1. Peel and dice 4 peaches. Finely chop 1/2 red onion. Remove the stem, seeds, and ribs of the jalapeño pepper and mince half of the pepper (or add more to taste). Chop the cilantro.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, then add the juice of 1 lime and a few pinches kosher salt. Eat immediately or after 5 minutes to let the flavors meld.


About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.


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    July 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Mmmmm!! Deeee-licious! :D

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    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living
    July 21, 2011 at 7:04 am

    This is a great recipe for gorgeous ripe summer peaches!

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    Snippets of Thyme
    July 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Oh yes, I love fruit salsa. I didn’t grow up with it either but recently I made a peach compote to go with barbecued pork chops. Yours looks delicious.

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      July 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

      Sounds like a great combination – I love compotes too!

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    July 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Peach salsa sounds great!! I just made a peach salad and now i am in love with peaches.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Yum! This sounds like a tasty salsa!

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    Couscous & Consciousness
    July 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I love the sound of this peach salsa – looks gorgeous too. I love that combo of sweet succulent fruit, with salty and spicy. As soon as peach season returns to New Zealand I will definitely be trying this. I often make a salsa with fresh pineapple or mango, mixed with chilli, coriander and pistachios.
    Sue :-)

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      July 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Wow, that sounds delicious! I like the idea of adding some crunch with the nuts – thanks for sharing!

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    July 22, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I absolutely love salsa with fruit and this looks very delicious and seasonal

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    July 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    This salsa was amazing! We tried it last night, and it will become a regular dish for us during peach season.

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      July 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

      Wonderful — I’m so glad you liked it!! I’m excited to share how we served it soon – you’ll have to give it a try! :)

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    July 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Oh this looks absolutely delicious!! Gorgeous photos! :)

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    Jenny Steffens Hobick
    July 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Looks great! I can’t wait to try this. I also posted a peach recipe on my blog today… if you get a chance, please stop by!

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      July 23, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Ooo, looks great! I like the farm to table theme, and your blog is very cute! :)

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    Parsley Sage
    July 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Very cool salsa! I’m usually a prude when it comes to fruit, not so good about mixing up ‘the norm.’ This looks great though! Buzzed :)

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      July 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Haha, I like the idea of being a fruit prude :) We’ve been having fun trying fruit in new ways — let us know what you think if you try it out! :)

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    Mama's Gotta Bake
    July 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I love salsa, but have never made it with peaches. This looks so good and perfect for the summer. I will have to give it a try!

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    July 25, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Perfect. I just got a haul of peaches from the farmers market and i’ve been pondering a peach salsa. Yours looks awesome!

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    Olga @ MangoTomato
    July 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    LOVE salsa with fruit. I add mango, pineapple or peaches to mine with tomatoes, jalapenos, lime and cilantro.

    Beautiful dish!

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    August 28, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Loved this salsa! I made it this past weekend and enjoyed it with your suggested quinoa & black bean salad. Thanks for the recipe! Featuring your recipe on my blog later this week!

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      September 29, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it – and thanks for featuring it!

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    August 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot wait to try this! mmmmm…..

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    August 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Can I freeze this?

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      August 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      We have never tried to freeze salsa, so I’m not sure! Generally salsas are canned to preserve them. This type of salsa is best freshly made — but you could try freezing it and let us know if it works out! I’ll let others weigh in on whether they have frozen salsa with good results.

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    June 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    This sounds delicious! I included this recipe in my Peach Round Up – Jeni;

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    December 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We make this salsa with frozen peaches in the winter when tomatoes are terrible. Though I’m sure fresh peaches are better the frozen ones make a pretty tasty salsa too!

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    July 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Just did it tonight for a picnic and it was a major hit, thanks!

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    January 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Looking forward to trying this out tomorrow with Thrive freezed dried Peaches! The taste of fresh peaches is just what I need about now to chase the winter dreariness away. Thank you for a yummy looking recipe =)

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