Well, here it is. The peach salsa I promised a week ago (maybe, a bit longer). It was made with the wonderful sweetness of Colorado peaches and did not last long after I set it on the table.
Peaches are probably one of my favorite stone fruits, but I especially love Colorado peaches. I know I am not alone in this. Over the summer, when we were at the Boulder farmer’s market , the line for organic Colorado peaches was down the block and around the corner from the truck. With a market that starts at 9:00 they were sold out in 30 minutes. That’s love.
I read recently that it is the hot days and cold Colorado nights that create the sugary sweetness these peaches are known for. In this salsa, paired with red onion, jalepeno, and a squeeze of lime juice the sweetness is balanced. I put the peaches on the grill for just a few minutes to bring out even more of their flavor, this is just bonus, not a have to when making this recipe.
5-6 peaches, peeled and chopped
1 jalepeno, ribs removed and deseeded, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
2-3 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt for seasoning
In a large bowl mix together peaches, jalepeno, red onion and cilantro. Set aside. In a small separate bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil and honey until well combined and honey is dissolved. Pour over peach mixture and stir until coated. Season with salt to taste.
Add a can of black beans if you’d like, for a bit more color and added flavor.