Fresh peaches, tomatoes and corn are combined for a fresh and healthy salsa. Peach Salsa is easy to make and a perfect summer appetizer for your next cookout.
I can’t eat another peach cobbler this summer, but what can you do with all the wonderful peaches, make a corn and peach salsa.
I tried an interesting relish at one of our favorite restaurants in Pinehurst, Elliotts on Linden and came home and tried to re-create it. I added all the fresh salsa ingredients and some sriracha to give it a little kick. It turned out to be one of our favorite summer appetizers. We love sweet and spicy.
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 was more like a balsamic vinegar in texture which kept it from being too sour. I’ve also used a balsamic vinegar which works just as well.
Why you’re going to love it
- 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 cheesy dip
- You can make it in advance but it’s best served the same day
- Leftovers are great on enchiladas or tacos
I’m going back to the farmers market this weekend to stock up on ingredients for my next batch.
What you’ll need for homemade salsa
- 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.
- 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.
Step by step directions
Step 1: For this fresh summertime dip you just chop up the tomatoes and peaches and add onions and corn.
Step 2: 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.
Try the salsa with some homemade pita chips and you’ll have a fresh and healthy dip for any occasion. Never tried making your own pita chips, be warned, they’re addictive!
FAQs and Tips
Yes, frozen peaches work very well in this recipe. They are a little softer but the flavor and texture still work with a salsa.
Yes, you can also use frozen corn if corn on the cob is not available.
Sherry vinegar glaze is similar to balsamic vinegar, both will add just a hint of sweetness.
More Summertime Appetizers
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Corn and Peach Salsa
- 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
- Mix all ingredients together and serve with pita chips.
Barbara’s Tips + Notes
- You can use frozen peaches if fresh are not available
- The balsamic glaze is optional
- Try serving this with homemade pita chips
- This is best eaten within 2 days
- Try serving this over enchiladas, taquitos or with tacos
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