This sweet peach tomato salsa is a perfect summer or sport-watching recipe. Make extra to use as a topping on fish or chicken later in the week.
This delicious peach salsa is made with a fresh peach, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, and cucumber. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite summertime activities.
The best part is it comes together in just a few minutes and can be used as a topping for many of your favorite meals – fish tacos anyone?!? So go ahead and make a batch (or two) of this deliciousness – your taste buds will thank you!
Equipment Needed to Make This Peach Tomato Salsa
- A cutting board
- A sharp knife
- Large bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Peeler (optional)
- Lime squeezer (optional)
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Food Processor (if you want it blended)
Can I Blend My Salsa?
Yes! Blending the salsa gives it a smooth, creamy texture that’s irresistible. And, if you blend it, it makes for a perfect marinade for uncooked meats or even as a topping for a veggie burger! Just make sure you double the batch if you decide to use it as a marinade because you’re going to want to add extra once your meat is done cooking!
So either way this salsa is great chopped and chunky or blended! We have made it both ways! So, however your family enjoys it- do it!
For a Fun Kick Add Jalapeno
If you prefer spicier salsas, you can add a jalapeno to the mix. And you can control the heat level but adding more or less, depending on your preference.
Can I Use Canned Tomatoes in My Salsa?
As any good salsa aficionado knows, tomatoes are one of the main ingredients in homemade salsa. While fresh ingredients are always best, sometimes life gets in the way and you have to resort to using canned tomatoes in your homemade salsa.
But can you really use canned tomatoes and still end up with a delicious salsa? The answer may surprise you.
While fresh tomatoes will always give your salsa a brighter flavor, using canned tomatoes is perfectly fine in a pinch. Just be sure to drain them well and give them a rough chop before adding them to the mix.
It’s also worth noting that the texture of fresh tomatoes is much firmer than canned, so they don’t get as mushy when you add them in. This is in large part due to the fact that most canned tomatoes are already par cooked.
Whichever one you choose, eating tomatoes offers you plenty of benefits! For one, tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which can help keep your cells healthy and prevent damage from free radicals. Tomatoes are also a good source of lycopene, which has been linked to lower risks of heart disease and some types of cancer.
But that’s not all! Tomatoes can also help boost your immune system, thanks to their content of vitamins C and E. Plus, they’re a great way to add flavor (and nutrition) to your meals without adding any extra calories or fat.
What About Canned Peaches?
While canned tomatoes is one thing, you really should try and use fresh peaches because they have a more intense flavor that honestly tastes better in this recipe. Another reason to opt for fresh is you don’t want to risk any juice/syrup getting in your homemade salsa since this can make your salsa too sweet and “too liquidy” as well!
There are plenty of good reasons to eat fresh peaches over canned peaches. For one, they taste a lot better. But beyond that, fresh peaches are packed with more nutrients compared to the canned ones.
They’re good for your heart. Peaches are a great source of fiber and antioxidants, both of which can help keep your heart healthy. They are also high in fiber, can help you stay hydrated, and contain vitamins A and C, which are both important for healthy skin.
Fresh Lime Juice vs. Bottled – Which is Best?
When it comes to lime juice, is fresh really best? Or does the bottled stuff do the job just fine? Let’s compare fresh lime juice and bottled lime juice to see which one comes out on top.
When it comes to taste, there’s no contest: fresh lime juice is far superior to bottled. It’s also more nutritious, since it hasn’t been sitting in a bottle for who knows how long. And let’s be honest, squeezing a fresh lime – especially with a lime squeezer – is just more fun than opening a bottle.
But there are some advantages to bottled lime juice as well. It’s more convenient, for one thing – no need to worry about running out of limes. And it can be cheaper, depending on how much limes cost where you live.
So which is better? In the end, it depends on what’s most important to you.
Tips for Juicing a Lime
If you have ever tried to juice a lime, you know that it can be a challenge to get the most juice out of the fruit. Here are a few tips on how to get the most lime juice out of your limes:
1. Start with fresh limes. If your limes are not fresh, they will not yield as much juice.
2. A surefire way to get more lime juice out of your lime is to roll it around on the countertop before cutting into it. This simple step will help release the lime’s juices, making it easier to get that perfect shot of fresh lime juice for your cooking needs.
3. Cut the limes in half before juicing them. This will help the juices flow more easily.
4. Use a citrus juicer/lime squeezer if you have one. Using your hands alone may not extract all of the juice from the lime halves.
Peach Tomato Salsa
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1 peach peeled, chopped
- 1 nectarine peeled, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onions
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 6-inch corn tortillas, cut into 8 triangles for serving
- 1 seedless cucumber sliced, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine tomatoes, peach, nectarine and onion in medium bowl. Stir in lime juice, cilantro and salt. Let stand 15 minutes.
- Spray tortillas with cooking spray. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 5-6 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Serve with homemade tortilla chips and sliced cucumber.