Friday, June 21, 2013

Whole Foods Feasting: Peach Salsa!

Stone fruits are getting more plentiful in the produce section, and after I've had my fill of eating them as-is, I start using them in recipes. This time around, I decided to have some fun with peaches.

Whether you peel the peaches or not is up to you - the peels add some texture and color. Personally, I prefer to peel the peaches.

Some peaches are easier to peel than others, but if you have a lot of peaches to deal with, a quick dip in boiling water will loosen the skin.

If you prefer, you can use nectarines instead of peaches - whichever looks more appealing when you're shopping.

Peach Salsa
Makes 1 cup

1/2 peach
1/4 onion*
1 jalapeno
1 teaspoon lime juice
Pinch of salt
Few grinds white pepper

Peel and pit the peach, and dice it. Add it to a small bowl. Dice the onion, and add it to the bowl. Dice the jalapeno finely and add it to the bowl. add the lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Stir to combine and serve. You wan also make this in advance and refrigerate until needed.

*Sweet onions, like Vidalias, are preferred for their milder flavor. You can use other onions, however. A quick rinse in cold water will remove some of the sharpness.