Whenever I go to a pool party, BBQ, or just over to a friend’s house to hang out, I like to bring something homemade to add to the buffet or snack table. Currently, I’m obsessed with salsa. I love the crisp and clean taste of it. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and is light, low-calorie and healthy.
Some people love their salsa HOT! My taste buds, however, are milder. I always lean towards the sweeter blend with no jalapeños. I love fruit in my salsa – mangoes, peaches or pineapple. I normally choose what is in season, on sale, or is in my refrigerator.
Today I’m going to give you a recipe for my mild peach version and some additional options to pump up the heat for all of you crazy heat-addicts out there.
I also created some cool salsa labels that you can personalize depending on what’s inside your mason jar. You can write the name of your salsa on the line and then circle the intensity of the salsa’s heat.
Peach Salsa Ingredients:
Makes about 3 mason Jars
- 6 large tomatoes
- juice from 3 limes
- 1 medium yellow sweet onion
- ½ medium red onion
- 1 cup of cilantro leaves (make sure you remove the stems)
- 3 peaches
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp of cumin
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp of chili powder
* Optional: If you like heat more than sweet, you can add in 1-3 jalapeños and remove the peaches.
Peach Salsa Recipe Instructions:
Step 1: Cut and measure your ingredients.
Step 2: Put you ingredients in a food processor. If you like your salsa chunky, pulse your food processor fewer times or just hand chop the ingredients.
Step 3: Since my food processor is small, I have to do my pulsing in batches. As I go, I pour the puréed ingredients in a bowl and stir together with a spoon when I’m done.
Step 5: Write down the name of your special salsa and circle it’s heat intensity with a marker.
Step 6: Place the side and top labels onto the mason jar.
Step 7: Scoop your salsa into the mason jars.
Step 8: I love to add the homemade touch. That’s why I wrapped baker’s twine around the mason jar’s lid. I think baker’s twine looks especially sweet when it’s attached to a homemade gift from the kitchen. This step is optional, but it adds a cheerful element to the jar.
Enjoy with your favorite chips!