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This fresh peach salsa recipe is perfect for summer potlucks. Serve with tortilla chips, fish, black beans, tacos, and more! 

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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 fresh peach salsa recipe 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 peach salsa recipe? 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. It’s the perfect peach salsa for fish, or in a burrito or taco. As a sweet and salty fiend, I was in heaven with this fresh peach salsa recipe. 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!

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How to make this peach salsa recipe

This peach salsa recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and requires no special ingredients. To make homemade peach salsa, you first need to peel and dice the ripe peaches. Then finely chop the red onion and jalapeño pepper, making sure to de-seed the pepper if you don’t want super spicy salsa. Roughly chop some cilantro, then mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of kosher salt.

You can eat this fresh peach salsa recipe right away! Or you can let it rest for a few minutes on the counter before digging in. This gives the salsa ingredients time to come together and gives it a better flavor.

This fresh peach salsa recipe will keep in the fridge for a few days, but the peaches will soften a bit over time so you’ll want to eat this salsa fast! Before serving the leftover salsa, give it a good stir to mix up all the juices that have pooled on the bottom of the container.

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How to peel peaches

This peach salsa recipe calls for peeling the peaches: which can actually be tricky! Using a standard vegetable peeler can be difficult depending on the ripeness of the peaches and can also be time consuming. Here’s what we use: a peach peeler! It’s a special vegetable peeler that is serrated and used for slippery fruits like peaches. Get it: Serrated peeler | Amazon

If you prefer not using a peach peeler, here’s another a simple way to peel the peaches! For this one you need no special tools: just boiling water! You’ll drop the peaches into boiling water for a minute, which releases the skin and makes it easy to peel (it doesn’t cook the peaches). Here’s what to do:

  • Prepare a large pot of boiling water.
  • Drop a peach into the pot so that the water fully covers it, and boil for about 1 minute.
  • Remove the peach from the water with a fork, and drop in the next peach.
  • As the second peach boils, use a sharp knife to remove the thin skin of the peach (it should peel off in large sheets with your fingers). Repeat until all peaches are peeled.
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Peach salsa recipe

Peach Salsa Recipe

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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This fresh peach salsa recipe is perfect for summer potlucks. Serve with tortilla chips, fish, black beans, tacos, and more!


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


  1. Peel and dice the peaches. Finely chop the 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 lime juice and a few pinches kosher salt. Eat immediately or after 5 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Mexican

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Rachel Cook says:

    the recent hot weather has got me craving peaches and strawberries so can’t wait to try this one out!

  2. Holly says:

    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 =)

  3. Julie says:

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

  4. Anonymous says:

    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!

  5. Jeni says:

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

  6. connie says:

    Can I freeze this?

    1. Sonja says:

      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.

  7. Rachel says:

    I cannot wait to try this! mmmmm…..

  8. Betty says:

    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!

    1. Sonja says:

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

  9. Olga @ MangoTomato says:

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

    Beautiful dish!

  10. Esther says:

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

  11. Mama's Gotta Bake says:

    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!

  12. Parsley Sage says:

    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 :)

    1. Sonja says:

      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! :)

    1. Sonja says:

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

  13. Kelly says:

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

  14. Jason says:

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

    1. Sonja says:

      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! :)

  15. kankana says:

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

  16. Couscous & Consciousness says:

    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 :-)

    1. Sonja says:

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

  17. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Yum! This sounds like a tasty salsa!

  18. Lindsey@Lindselicious says:

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

    1. Carrie Kenney says:

      I made this today to go with grilled pork chops. I like the way it tastes even though I added way to much cilantro lol a hand full literally 😆 next time I will definitely go easy on the cilantro.

  19. Snippets of Thyme says:

    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.

    1. Sonja says:

      Sounds like a great combination – I love compotes too!

  20. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living says:

    This is a great recipe for gorgeous ripe summer peaches!

  21. Zarah says:

    Mmmmm!! Deeee-licious! :D

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