This fresh peach salsa recipe is sweet, a little spicy, and so easy to make! You’ll want to eat it with everything! (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Three cheers for peach season!
I wait all year for this delicious fruit to come into season and I go ALL the way in. From peach crisp and peach cobbler to smoothies, popsicles, salads, and more, I just can’t get enough of peaches in June, July, and August!
This fresh peach salsa recipe has been a long-time favorite of ours, and I thought it was high time we give our recipe a permanent home on the blog. It’s a GOOD ONE–easy, fresh, and the perfect blend of sweet, smoky, spicy, and savory.
Here’s all you need to get started on our easy peach salsa recipe…(no canner, pint jars, or lids required!)
Here’s What Goes Into Our Easy Peach Salsa Recipe:
- Fresh Peaches. I only recommend fresh peaches for this salsa. You can leave the skins on if they don’t bother you, but I like to peel my peaches before dicing them.
- Red Bell Pepper. I make my peach salsa without tomatoes, instead adding some diced red pepper for a pretty pop of red.
- Red Onion. White onion works just as well, but I’m using purple onion today for the color. I like just enough onion to add flavor without taking over. Feel free to use more or less than I do!
- Cilantro. Fresh cilantro adds a brightness and ties the whole salsa together. Yum!
- Jalapeño. I remove the ribs and seeds so my jalapenos aren’t too spicy, but if you like more heat, feel free to leave them in or use more jalapeño.
- Fresh Lime Juice. The bright citrus juice helps keep the peaches from browning/oxidizing, and pulls all the flavors together.
- Salt. If something seems like it’s missing, add more salt! Salt can make or break a good fruit salsa recipe!
- Chipotle Chili Powder. Not 100% essential, but I love the smoky, savory note it adds to this gorgeous salsa.
How To Make This Salsa, Step By Step:
- Prep Your Peaches. If you haven’t already, peel and pit your peaches, then cut them into a fine dice. the finer you dice them, the easier the salsa is to scoop onto chips!
- Assemble The Ingredients. Add your diced peaches to a medium bowl along with the bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of jalapeño, the lime juice, salt, and chipotle chili powder.
- Gently Stir to combine the ingredients well. You want to coat everything with the lime juice & flavorings.
- Taste & Adjust. Take a taste of the salsa and add additional jalapeño, chipotle chili powder, or lime juice, as desired. If your peaches aren’t very sweet, you may choose to add a tiny drizzle of honey or agave here.
- Serve With All The Goodies. Then, serve this peach salsa with all your favorites! Here are some of mine…
Yummy Ways To Serve Peach Salsa:
- WITH CHIPS. The go-to way to serve fresh peach salsa is with some salty tortilla chips. Try our easy baked tortilla chips. They’ve got a perfect satisfying crunch & they’re a little lighter than fried chips.
- IN BURRITO BOWLS. Another option I LOVE. Spoon this sweet peach salsa over your favorite burrito bowls. Try these vegan burrito bowls, or pair with pork, beef barbacoa, chicken with a fajita marinade, or honey lime chicken!
- WITH CARNITAS. I love how this peach salsa pairs with pork or beef carnitas. Match them together in tacos, burrito bowls, burritos, taco salads, and more!
- SPOONED OVER FISH TACOS. These flavorful fish tacos pair with peach salsa like a dream. Or, go for this honey-lime fish in your tacos. The flavors are lovely together!
- ON GRILLED CHICKEN. Use our honey-lime marinade, or something sweet, smoky, or spicy. It’s all delicious!
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The Best Peach Salsa:
How Long Does Peach Salsa Keep? This salsa will keep just 2-3 days in the fridge, but I bet it won’t last that long anyway! Once you try it, you’ll want to have it ALL. (Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don’t think you’ll get to it all in time.
Variations To Try. I love our peach salsa recipe as-is, but it’s always fun to play with a recipe! Here are some of my favorite peach salsa variations:
- Avocado. Dice up an avocado and mix it in with the other salsa ingredients. It adds a more rustic texture that’s extra-tasty on tacos or burrito bowls!
- Corn. Sweet corn is so yummy in peach salsa. It makes a delicious addition in the summer!
- Grilled Peaches. Have the grill running for chicken? Try grilling your peaches before making this salsa! It softens them up a bit, but adds a nice smoky flavor to the salsa. (You can also grill the bell peppers while you’re at it!)
- Chipotle Chilis In Adobo. Swap out the chipotle chili powder for a tiny bit of minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. They’re spicy, so start small! You can always add more, but you can’t take it out.
Does Peach Salsa Have Tomatoes In It? It can, but I prefer to make my peach salsa without tomatoes. Instead, I rely on red bell peppers for that pretty pop of red.
Can You Use Frozen Peaches For Peach Salsa? I don’t recommend it, since frozen peaches lose some of their texture when thawed. Fresh peaches will have the best texture for peach salsa. Similarly, I don’t recommend freezing peach salsa, since it’ll soften too much after thawing.
Can You Can This Peach Salsa? I never have canned peach salsa, but my friend Cassie is the queen of all things canning, and this post about canning salsa might give you some ideas about how to go about it!