There are a million things you can, and should, do with tomatoes. Salsa is one of those things. Especially with the super fresh and ripe summertime tomatoes that may or may not be overflowing every empty surface of your kitchen (my current predicament). And peaches. Now is the time friends to eat your peaches. In season and oh so tasty. Do it now before it’s too late and those oh so deliciously ripe and sweet peaches are gone and all that is left are mealy, gross, supermarket fakes. Only eat in season peaches. That is a life lesson everyone should know.
This salsa is perfect. Super fresh, sweet and slightly spicy, with a hint of tangy goodness and just, you, really freaking perfect. A salsa that hits all the right notes with out being overly anything and underly nothing if you know what I mean. All the tastes of summertime. A darn good salsa. Darn good.
This salsa also makes me a winner at the game I am playing with myself called “Get the mr to eat tomatoes and like it"“. The game started when he told me he was sick of tomatoes and he didn't want to eat anymore. I made the salsa (which also made me a winner in the other game I play called “Get the mr to eat fruit in his savory dishes”, because he also tells me how much he hates fruit in savory), he tried the salsa, raved about the salsa, and then went and ate the rest of the salsa with his rice and beans. .
I win again! Haha
Anyway, super fast, super fresh, super super. A great way to use up a any of your shit load of tomatoes you might have laying around and to get in a few more of those summertime peaches before they are gone again for the year.
Now to the salsa.
The stuff. Cherry tomatoes, peaches, an onion, a jalapeño, a lime, a bunch of cilantro, salt and pepper, and a little vinegar.
Start by cutting up the tomatoes into quarters. Do this carefully or else you will have tomatoes rolling around everywhere. Place chopped tomatoes into a bowl.
Then dice up those peaches into small little pieces and toss into bowl with tomatoes.
Onion gets diced up too and placed into bowl.
Jalapeno, seeds removed, diced up nice and small. Get it into the bowl.
And cilantro. Give it a rough chop and into the bowl it goes.
A sprinkle of salt, lots of pepper (to taste of course), the juice of the lime, and a splash of vinegar. Mix it all up and there you have it.
Into a jar (or you can just keep it in the bowl if you want), and it’s ready for eating. Chips, tacos, to top a salad… This salsa does it all. Heck, just eat it with a spoon. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Fresh And Chunky Cherry Tomato Peach Salsa
Makes about 32 oz of the good stuff
1 overflowing pint cherry tomatoes (red, yellow, sun gold or a mix of any)
2 ripe but firm peaches
1 bunch cilantro
1-2 jalapeños (depending on how hot you want it)
1 small red or white onion
salt and pepper
splash red or white wine vinegar
Grab the tomatoes and carefully, so they don’t roll away, cut each one into quarters. Place in a big bowl. Cut peaches in half, remove pit, and dice the flesh into very small little piece and toss into bowl. Now onion, dice that into small little pieces, along with the jalapeño and toss into bowl. Cilantro gets a rough chop then into the bowl it goes. Now sprinkle in a little salt and lots of black pepper. Add the juice of the lime and a splash of the vinegar and toss it all around. Let sit for a few minutes, taste, then season with more salt and pepper if needed. Can add more vinegar for more acid if needed too.
This salsa only gets better with a little age so you can definitely make it a day or two ahead of time.
Store in a bowl to serve or a jar for longer storage. Use within a 4-5 days of making it.