Try an easy to make mouthwatering peach and tomato salsa with a spicy twist of sriracha! Perfect as a refreshing dip, or as a topping for tacos or quesadillas. It showcases the balance between sweet and spicy flavors that the South is known for.
Try the Best Peach Salsa Recipe
If you’ve eaten about all the peach cobbler and peach cake you can take, and still have fresh peaches, try chopping them up into a sweet and spicy homemade salsa. Peaches are combined with fresh corn and tomatoes and mixed with onion, cilantro and sriracha.
While it’s fabulous with fresh peaches, you can also use frozen and enjoy peach tomato salsa all year long.
I live in an area that is surrounded by peach orchards, so I’m always on the lookout for new and different ways to incorporate them into my recipes. I add them to pork chops, taquitos, enchiladas, and of course peach desserts!
I developed this recipe after trying something similar at a favorite restaurant. You’ll love serving it on it’s own, but it also compliments heavier appetizers like ham and cheese sliders.
After several tries, I got just the right combination of veggies, fruit and seasoning. The sriracha adds a little kick without making it too spicy, and of course the peaches add natural sweetness.
The sweetness from the peaches combined with the spicy sriracha make this the perfect summer salsa for your next cookout. I used a sherry vinegar glaze which is similar to balsamic vinegar in texture which kept it from being too sour. I’ve also used a balsamic vinegar which works just as well.
Reasons to Love Peach and Corn Salsa
- Fresh fruit and veggies make this an inexpensive appetizer
- You can use frozen peaches and frozen corn
- It’s great for eating outdoors
- It’s not as heavy as a queso dip
- You can make it in advance
- Leftovers are great on enchiladas or tacos
I’m going back to the fruit stand this weekend to stock up on ingredients for my next batch. If peaches are out of season or hard to find where you live, just grab some corn and make a cold corn dip instead.
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Peach Salsa Recipe ingredients
- Tomatoes – any variety, you can even use cherry tomatoes in a pinch. If you use yellow tomatoes, there’s not much color variety so red looks prettier. The fresher the better your homemade salsa will be.
- Peaches – A fresh peach works best for a salsa but if fresh peaches aren’t available, frozen will make a delicious salsa. Here are some tips for how to pick the sweetest peaches.
- Red onion – the flavor is not as harsh as a white onion.
- Fresh corn – just cut it right off the cob, you don’t need to cook it. If you want to cook the corn, microwave it for just a minute, you don’t want to cook it all the way.
- Cilantro and scallions – add a savory flavor.
- Pantry items – cumin, olive oil and sherry vinegar glaze or balsamic vinegar and sriracha for some spice.
Pro Tip: Learn some handy tips to ripen peaches that aren’t quite at their prime.
How to make Peach Salsa
Step 1: Chop the fruit and veggies
For this fresh summertime dip you just chop up the tomatoes and peaches and add onions and corn.
Step 2: Add the seasoning
Add some seasoning and the sherry vinegar glaze and you’re done. You can make this a couple of hours in advance and keep refrigerated until you’re ready to enjoy or serve it right away.
Try the salsa with some homemade pita chips and you’ll have a fresh and healthy dip for any occasion. If you’ve never tried making your own pita chips, be warned, it’s hard to go back to the store bought chips.
How to serve this Peach and Corn Salsa
How to Store Fresh Salsa
Peach salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. After that it will become mushy as the peaches break down. You can also freeze it.
Corn and Peach Salsa FAQs
Can you use frozen peaches in fresh peach salsa?
Yes, frozen peaches work very well in this recipe. They are a little softer but the flavor and texture still work with a salsa.
Can you use frozen corn in peach corn salsa?
Yes, you can also use frozen corn if corn on the cob is not available. I would not use canned corn as it will be too soft.
What can you use instead of sherry vinegar glaze?
Sherry vinegar glaze is similar to balsamic vinegar, both will add just a hint of sweetness.
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- 1 cup sweet corn cut from cob
- 1 cup peaches diced
- 1 cup tomato diced
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- ½ cup green onions sliced
- 1 teaspoon garlic chopped
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar glaze
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Chop the peaches, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and add to a large bowl.
- Combine the seasonings and add to the salsa mixture. Stir to combine.
Barbara’s Tips + Notes
- You can use frozen peaches if fresh are not available
- Try serving this with homemade pita chips
- This is best eaten within 2 days
- Try serving this over enchiladas, taquitos or with tacos