This week's trip to the market brought the wonderful smell of peaches! That beautiful aroma hit me the moment that I walked in. So, it didn't come as much of a surprise when four peaches quickly found themselves in my basket with a curiosity as to what I was going to do with them. Then I saw the basket of hot peppers and I knew instantly, SALSA! I have a passion for salsa. It is what I make faithfully every weekend and a staple at any party that I give. I would call it a way of life for me. It is so simple to make and so delicious. It can be eaten with chips or used as a topping for grilled chicken and fish. I even put it on my eggs and as an addition to a bowl of soup. The great thing about salsa is that you can adjust it to your taste and you can make it with fruits or vegetables. It also gets better the next day! I have a basic formula that I follow which is 4 parts fruit/vegetable, 1 part hot pepper/red pepper. 2 parts lime juice, 1 part red onion, 1 part herb (cilantro, mint etc...).
So.....For My Peach Salsa.......
4 peaches, peeled and chopped
1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped
Juice of two limes
1 small red onion, chopped
1 bunch of mint, chopped
Combine in a Vitamix, food processor, or blender for a thinner salsa or just hand chop if you want a chunky salsa. Add some chips and you have a fabulous appetizer or, as in my case, a wonderful dinner!