You've got to try this easy Peach Salsa! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this versatile dip adds a unique and delicious twist on a traditional salsa recipe and it really lets the peaches shine.
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Stone fruit season is upon us once again! There is nothing better than summer produce- the abundance of deliciously ripe and perfect fruits and vegetables is unmatched and stone fruits are among my favorites. Since the season can be short around here, I get so excited, that I often find myself with an excessive amount of produce to eat through, which is a very good problem to have!
So naturally I'm always on the hunt for creative, tasty ways to enjoy these goodies. It's especially fun to put a fruity twist on traditional recipes, like salsa in this case. For today's post, I had a little help from my friends at Wegmans and I'm thrilled to share their simple and deliciously addictive Peach Salsa recipe with you!
Exclusive stone fruit varieties bring unmatched flavor and consistently high quality.
One of the things that makes Wegmans such a beloved grocery chain is the fact that quality is always a top priority in all of their offerings. This is especially evident in their produce section, where the endless options always look fantastically fresh. They also take their partnerships with growers very seriously and offer some unique varieties that are true showstoppers.
Two such varieties are exclusive to Wegmans; Lori Anne Peaches and Wegmans White Pearl Nectarines. These varieties are extremely popular around here, and for very good reason!
Lori Anne Peaches
Lori Anne Peaches are pretty special to me. My beloved Grandma Eve, introduced my mom and I to them several years ago and we've been hooked ever since! Lori Anne peaches were created at Titan Farms for Wegmans in 2013 and they’re now the #1 peach in the month of July. Titan Farms is owned by Chalmers and Lori Anne Carr. Lori Anne is the peach’s namesake (how cool is that?!).
Every summer, Titan Farms sends more than 2.5 million Lori Anne Peaches, which are hand-picked directly into small totes, then sized and delicately packed in single layers for shipment. Peaches ordered on a Monday, are harvested and packed that day, then shipped on Tuesdays. When they arrive at Wegmans 3-4 times a week, they’ve only been off the tree for 3-4 days, so you know you're getting the most fresh, juicy peaches!
Wegmans White Pearl Nectarines
Wegmans White Pearl Nectarines come from Family Tree Farms in Reedley, California. Dave Jackson is a 7th -generation farmer at the helm of this operation. When members of the Wegmans produce team visited the farm in 2012 to taste the new fruits, they raved about one exceptionally sweet white nectarine. On a handshake deal, Dave named it the Wegmans Pearl and planted 10 acres exclusively for Wegmans.
This season, Dave’s sending Wegmans approximately 150,000 pounds of Wegmans Pearls, plus other varieties of sweet, juicy stone fruit! These deliciously flavorful nectarines are so popular, it's hard for Wegmans to keep up with demand, so Dave’s planting 15-25 more acres for them.
Wegmans Summer Fruit Festival
In honor of these delicious varieties, they're hosting a Summer Fruit Festival event at your local Wegmans. There will be samples of several fantastic recipes featuring Lori Anne Peaches with additional activities, a prize wheel, giveaways and some fun small freebies. This event is being held on July 26, and 27 from 11am - 3pm each day. You should definitely stop by and check out the best of the season summer fruit!
Tips for making this salsa recipe with peaches
- I like to slice the peaches in a uniform size.
- Make sure you process them in small batches to help them break down evenly in the food processor (and also so that you don't accidentally puree them!).
- If you prefer a more mellow flavor to the red onions, you can submerge them in an ice bath for 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Be sure to drain them well and dry them off before adding them to the recipe.
- Always be sure to taste the salsa and adjust the seasonings to your taste.
How do you choose fresh peaches?
The first thing I do is pick them up and smell them. You want a deliciously fragrant peach. I also like to use peaches that are a teeny bit firmer for this recipe. They shouldn't be mushy but if you pick one up and (very gently!) squeeze it, it should have a very small amount of give.
Can I use frozen peaches?
Although fresh peaches are preferable, you can also substitute 16 ounces of frozen peaches. Be sure to thaw them first!
How do you serve peach salsa?
The great thing about this homemade salsa is that it's super versatile. You can keep it simple and serve it with tortilla chips. Serve it over chicken, fish, steak, shrimp- this would be a delicious addition to your protein of choice. You can also use it as a condiment to serve atop tacos, a salad or nachos!
How long does fresh salsa last?
This will keep 3-5 days covered in the refrigerator.
Ingredients for fresh peach salsa
- Red onion
- Fresh cilantro
- Wegmans Organic Sweet Chili Sauce
How to make salsa with peaches
- Slice the peaches and chop them in the food processor. Be sure to work in small batches and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Place the onion and lime juice into the food processor and pulse until it's a little pulpy but not pureed (you want a little texture). Add this to the mixing bowl with the peaches.
- Add the cilantro, chili sauce and salt and mix well to combine. Enjoy!
- 5 Lori Anne Peaches, skin on, pits removed and sliced
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice (1 lime)
- 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup Wegmans Organic Sweet Chili Sauce
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Chop peaches in the food processor. Be sure to work in small batches, transferring to a mixing bowl between each batch.
- Place the onion and lime juice into the now empty food processor and pulse until it's a little pulpy but not pureed (you want a little texture). Add to the mixing bowl with the peaches.
- Add the cilantro, chili sauce and salt to taste to the bowl and mix well to combine.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
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