Spicy Peach Salsa Recipe

Spicy Peach Salsa is a perfect way to use summer’s perfect peaches! With peaches, fresh jalapeños, cilantro, scallions, and fresh lime juice, this salsa recipe is sure to elevate your favorite taco recipe, or even a simple piece of grilled fish or chicken. It’s time to expand your mindset on ways to use fresh peaches!

A copper tray with spicy peach salsa recipe surrounded by air fryer corn tortilla chips.

👩🏻‍🍳 Tamara Talks – Recipe Inspiration

Taco and salsa recipes are my jam. Long before I had a blog, my adult sons and I were experimenting with pairing fruit-based salsas with different proteins for tacos. Never content to stick to the familiar, we landed on this combination of peaches and pork. I have an old (but delicious!) recipe for grilled pork chops that includes essentially this same salsa.

I have a basic “formula” for my fresh fruit salsa recipes – fruit (peaches, citrus, watermelon, tomatoes, etc.), chiles (Fresno, jalapeños, Hatch green chile, etc.), onion (scallions, shallots, or red onions), fresh herbs (usually cilantro, but occasionally basil and/or mint), and fresh citrus juice (almost always lime juice). My mango pico de gallo and my goldenberry pico de gallo are good examples.

My hope is that as you get more comfortable in the kitchen, you’ll see how easy it is to adapt and customize recipes to suit your family’s preferences, and to utilize the seasons’ freshest ingredients!

📋 Peach Salsa Ingredients

Fresh peach salsa ingredients: Peaches, jalapenos, cilantro, scallions, and limes.
Ingredients for peach salsa: Rio Grande cling peaches, scallions, jalapeños, cilantro, and limes.
  • peaches – Many varieties start showing up in our markets in south Texas in early June. I try to pick freestone varieties, but more often than not, the store does not identify whether they’re cling or freestone. Freestone varieties are definitely easier to break down. On photo day, I had really nice, ripe Rio Grande Peaches, and they were cling peaches.😜
  • fresh chile peppers – I’m always aware of the color of my food, and because my peaches were orange, I went with jalapeños rather than my typical preferred Fresno chiles. You can use serranos, roasted New Mexico Hatch green chile, poblanos, etc. See 7 Types of Fresh Green Chiles for more information.
  • onions – I like scallions for peach salsa. Shallots, red, and sweet onions would be fine. I’d avoid any real strongly flavored onions as they’ll likely overpower the peaches.
  • fresh herbs – On photo day, I used cilantro, but I have been known to use basil or fresh mint instead or in addition to. Be creative!
  • fresh lime juice

🔪 Instructions

A glass bowl of the pitted and diced peaches for the peach salsa.
  • Prepare the peaches – Remove the pits from the peaches. If your peaches are clingstone, see Quick Tips for Pitting Peaches for help. Dice the peaches. NOTE: A small dice helps with keeping the salsa in a tortilla if using for tacos.
All of the ingredients for the pico de gallo in a glass bowl - peaches, cilantro, scallions, and jalapenos with lime juice.
  • Finish the salsa – Add the minced jalapeños, chopped scallions, and chopped cilantro to the peaches. Squeeze fresh lime juice over top, stir to combine, and season as desired with salt. NOTE: You don’t want the salsa swimming in lime juice, but you do want it thoroughly moistened.
Spicy peach salsa in a terra cotta bowl with orange napkin, and copper spoon.
The completed spicy peach salsa!

❓ FAQ

What is the difference between salsa and pico de gallo? 

Pico de gallo (aka salsa fresca) is made with fresh, uncooked ingredients, and is chopped or minced. “Salsa” translates “sauce,” and includes many cooked and puréed varieties.

Is peach salsa good leftover?

I think salsa fresca/pico de gallo is best fresh, but the next day is pretty good. I wouldn’t keep it longer.

💭 Tips

After washing peaches, and removing the pit, I dice the peaches with skin intact. The additional fiber is great, and it does not detract from the salsa IMHO. Feel free to peel them if you prefer.

If you need help with removing pits from cling peaches, see Quick Tips for Pitting Peaches.

These are a few items that I recommend that are related to this recipe, and either the same brand or similar to what I use in my own kitchen!

Fresh salsa recipes and summer just go together. If you have a favorite salsa fresca, I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment in the space below.

Signature in red and green with chiles and limes. Healthyish Latin cuisine.

A copper tray with spicy peach salsa surrounded by baked corn tortilla chips.

Spicy Peach Salsa Recipe

A salsa fresca/pico de gallo type salsa with peaches, jalapeños, scallions, cilantro, and fresh lime juice…
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizers, Condiment, Salsas
Cuisine Mexican, Mexican/Southwest
Servings 8 servings
Calories 26 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups diced peaches - 3 to 4 peaches; pitted; small dice
  • 2 jalapeños - stems and seeds removed; minced
  • 2 scallions - chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro - leaves and small stems only
  • 2 juicy limes - 3 or more if they're dry; squeezed
  • sea salt - to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Season with sea salt if desired.

Notes

I included 3 tablespoons +/- in the macronutrient calculation. Your results may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g

NOTE: Macronutrients are an approximation only using unbranded ingredients and MyFitnessPal.com. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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