This peach jalapeno salsa recipe is so so yummy! I mean we go through a couple jars per month during peach season. It goes so well with some tortilla chips, on any kind of taco, or even as a great marinade. The perfect summer blend of sweet and spicy. Super quick and easy to make, healthy and of course gluten free 😉
Peach Jalapeno Salsa
This salsa is definitely a medium heat salsa. Maybe that’s too much for you, or not enough- either way we have your option here. Jalapenos are, in my opinion, an incredibly misunderstood pepper. People who don’t like spice think they will explode in fire when eating them. Or, the opposite, you love them and don’t even bother de-seeding them as you throw them into your fire breathing mouth.
I am right down the middle. I love spice and spicy food, but I also like to actually taste flavor. So too much spice can kill it for me. I prefer my jalapenos without seeds so that you get a fire-y kick with every bite but you don’t start chugging milk after 5 seconds of eating.
The seeds are where the heat and spice are in a jalapeno. The capsaicin in peppers is what causes that burning sensation in your mouth if you don’t have enough tolerance built up. The capsaicin is actually the peppers natural defense. The dryer the pepper, the more stressed out it will be, and the hotter the sensation will be when eating it. Cool right? Kind of a sad day for the pepper though, when you realize it’s heat comes from it’s stress. Rough stuff!
Making Homemade Salsa
Homemade salsa is always the best salsa. There’s just an element (love? I don’t know) that really comes through when it’s made by hand in a home kitchen.
Peach salsa and other fruity salsa’s, like pineapple and mango, are my absolute favorite. As I sit here writing up this post, I am actually eating chips with THIS peach jalapeno salsa. No joke. I’ll even let you in on a little secret- favorite snack combo: Spicy chips and salsa, followed by Oreos. Sounds so weird right? Salty and spicy followed by sweet is honestly the only way to live life.
This recipe is super straightforward. A green bell pepper, a jalapeno pepper, half of a lime, two peaches, a tablespoon of honey, fresh cilantro, and some salt and pepper to taste is all you’ll need.
Things to remember/Tips:
- Mild peach salsa- no jalapeno pepper, instead a red bell pepper.
- Medium peach salsa- (the way I prefer it) Jalapeno de-seeded and rinsed.
- Hot and Firey- the jalapeno and seeds and everything get tossed right in. (I did try this and had to jug a ton of Oat milk (all I had) while my 3 year old laughed at me.
Make sure to dice everything up nice and small so that it all can fit on a chip together instead of just one piece of pepper getting shoveled into your mouth. Enjoy your new favorite summer salsa!
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- 2 fresh ripe Peaches
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 1/2 a Lime
- 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Dice the green bell pepper nice and small. (able to fit on a chip)
- Take the seeds out of the jalapeno pepper and rinse clean and dice small as well. (See Notes)
- Skin and dice the peaches.
- Add all of these diced ingredients in a bowl together and add the Honey, the juice from half of a Lime, and the cilantro (finely chopped).
- Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Mild Salsa- no jalapeno, instead a red bell pepper
Medium Salsa- exactly this recipe.
Hot Hot Salsa- Keep the seeds and everything in!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information isn't always 100% accurate because people use slightly different ingredients.