Peach-o de Gallo

by Shawnda on June 17, 2007

in Appetizers,Peaches

Peach-o de Gallo

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir again before serving.

Notes

Yields: ~3/4 cups

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 35 minutes

If the though of peaches in salsa scares you, you can always go for a more authentic Pico de Gallo.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ani June 17, 2007 at 10:43 am

That looks very good.

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2 JennDZ - The Leftover Queen June 17, 2007 at 4:40 pm

This sounds incredibly good and refreshing for summer!

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3 Cynthia June 17, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Such beautiful photography and food styling.

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4 canarygirl June 18, 2007 at 5:16 am

OMG…Freaking YUM! I love peach (or nectarine) salsa! I add black beans to mine, too. MMMMM!

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5 Kristen June 18, 2007 at 8:36 am

What an interesting recipe! Sounds really good!

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6 ruhama June 18, 2007 at 11:34 am

This reminds me of a mango salsa I really enjoy making. The fruit balances out all the spicy peppers!

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7 Abby June 18, 2007 at 6:43 pm

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!

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8 Brianna June 19, 2007 at 12:05 am

’tis the season for peaches! I just posted a similar thing on my blog too! yours looks delicious!!!

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9 peabody June 20, 2007 at 1:20 am

I am loving the name of it.

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10 Susan June 26, 2007 at 4:14 am

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.

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11 robin February 13, 2008 at 6:37 pm

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!!

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12 foodiebride February 14, 2008 at 10:19 am

Thanks, Robin! I did like it. The peaches were sweet, the jalapenos were hot – I’m absolutely addicted to the sweet & hot combo :)

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