Fresh Peach Salsa #FoodieExtravaganza

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” ~ Alice Walker

Yes, my friends, life is much better because of fresh peaches.

And that’s a good thing because fresh peaches are the theme for this month’s Foodie Extravaganza, yet another montly blog challenge I’m now participating in!

Overachieve much? Why, yes, I do!

Foodie Extravaganza celebrates a different national food holiday each month. Why food holidays? Because as food bloggers, national food holidays are a reason to celebrate each day of the year … and you know I love any reason to celebrate! So, without further ado, let’s get going!

Welcome to our monthly Foodie Extravaganza!

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If this is your first time joining us, the Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly party hosted by bloggers who love food! Each month we incorporate one main ingredient into recipes to share with you, and this month that ingredient is one of my favorite summertime treats … PEACHES!

As I mentioned in my last post, The Chef and I just returned from vacation in Gulf Shores, and since I was still tuckered out from the drive home, I needed a quick, yet delicious recipe to highlight the juiciest of all summer treats — the peach — and my fresh peach salsa perfectly fits the bill!

Filled with the sun-kissed taste of ripe peaches, the sweetness of cherry tomatoes, and just the right amount of spicy bite from Vidalia onions and jalapeno peppers, my fresh peach salsa is summer in a bowl. Serve it straight up with tortilla chips or go crazy and pair it with grilled chicken, pork, or even fish … no matter what you serve it with, your guests will thank you!

Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa
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Yield: About 10 cups.
  • 4 medium fresh peaches, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 to 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, cherry tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are evenly mixed.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour, then serve.
If you prefer, you can peel the peaches before chopping.

Now, go check out more perfect peach recipes from my fellow Foodie Extravaganza participants!

Perfect Peach Treats

We hope you enjoyed our delicious peach packed foods this month, and don’t forget to stop by to see what next month’s ingredient is! If you’d like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page, Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you!


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  • Love in the Kitchen

    Delicious, fresh and fast! Perfect!!

    • Kimberly

      Exactly! Thanks so much!

  • thefreshmancook

    What a beautiful salsa! Love the recipe, and that you made something other than a sweet. Very creative!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks so much!

  • Anne|Craving Something Healthy

    Peaches (and tomatoes) are one of my favorite treats for summer! Love this fresh salsa – pinned!

    • Kimberly

      Me too, Anne! Thanks!

  • lydiaf1963

    Almost makes you wish fresh peaches were available year round…but what would we have to look forward to?

    • Kimberly

      Yes! I feel the same way with tomatoes … non-summer tomatoes just aren’t the same!

  • What should I eat for breakfas

    Lovely recipe, so fast and yummy.

    • Kimberly


  • Lauren Everson

    Such a beautiful looking salsa!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Lauren!

  • Lindsay Eidahl

    We love salsa, but I have never tried a fruit salsa. I NEED TO! This looks so good!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Lindsay!

  • Lauren M

    Gorgeous!! Loving the jalapeno and tomatoes in this… never had a peach salsa before, but I’m going to have to try it!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Lauren! I hope you like it!

  • Laura@bakinginpyjamas

    I love salsa but never tried it with peaches before, it looks great!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks, Laura! Fruit salsa is definitely unique … and yummy!

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  • Meme Inge

    Life is definitely better because of peaches!! I love the idea to add them in salsa – yum!

    • Kimberly

      It sure is! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Danielle Omar

    I just picked some fresh peaches — this post is so timely, thank you! :)

    • Kimberly

      I love to go peach picking … so much fun! Enjoy!

  • Deseree

    I love sweet and spicy salsas!

    • Kimberly

      Me too! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    I love, love, love that quote! What a great way to open your post. And the salsa looks awesome!

    • Kimberly

      Aww, thanks so much, Kristy!