Friday, August 20, 2010

Quick Peach Chipotle Salsa


Hi there!  Guess what? (this is a tricky one...) Its the weekend!!!  And even better, it is the weekend and it is still summer!  Yippee!  Does it get any better than this?  So, before you head out to your beach barbecues, backyard parties, or picnics in the park to enjoy these last beautiful days of summer, I wanted to give you a super quick recipe that you can take along with you.  

And guess what else?  Oh yes, it has peaches.  I warned you that I am obsessed. 




Since you can make this recipe in only a few short minutes, I am going to take only a minute to tell you about it.  Here is how it goes: Chop, chop, chop.  Mix, mix, mix.  Smoky, sweet, spicy.


You can take your salsa wherever you want.  Take it to a party, take it to your neighbor, or just take it to your dinner table.  Enjoy it with chips or over grilled chicken or fish, it is equally great either way.  And waaaaay better than store-bought salsa since it has fresh ingredients plus in-season sweet peaches.  

So where did I take my salsa?  This salsa travelled to my boss's annual summer barbecue last weekend, along with my favorite shredded red cabbage salad.  The guests got to enjoy all the food, but the biggest culinary event of the day was definitely the taqueria stand.  Each year all the guests line up to get carne asada, carnitas, and chicken tacos with freshly made tortillas, guacamole, and spicy salsas.  Mmmm... The marinades for the meats are amazing, and I love watching them press the tortillas and fry them on the grill!  My mouth is watering...I want tacos now.  Or some more salsa.



*(UPDATE 06/11/11) I added this recipe to Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.  Check out their websites for great grilling and backyard appetizers!


Quick Peach Chipotle Salsa


1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 1/2 cup diced ripe peach
Juice from 1 lime (about 1 1/2 tbsp.)
1 generous tbsp apricot jam or apricot puree
1 tbsp chopped chipotle chile, from can with juices
3 tbsp roughly chopped cilantro


Mix it all in a bowl.  Let is sit for at least half an hour.  Serve. 


Suggestions for serving: with tortilla chips or pita chips at a bbq; with grilled fish or chicken; mixed with cooked israeli couscous for a cold summer salad.  

30 comments:

  1. Looks GREAT!! I love chipotles!!! Thanks for the post!

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  2. The peach salsa looks wonderful! I wish I were invited!

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  3. Oh you know how I love summer fruit salsas they are the greatest...Looks wonderful, and sounds like a great party :)

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  4. I must remember this clever salsa in summer

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  5. Quick and fresh, great salsa!

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  6. What a great idea! Your salsa sounds delicious and is very pretty, too.

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  7. Looks very tasty and such a lovely summer salsa! The smokey, sweet and spicy combination is perfect. This is a MUST try. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. YUM - just got some peaches today to make a summer salsa :-) Kateiscooking

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  9. Amazing flavors. Another great peach recipe!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my site and your lovely comment about my salsa recipe!!! Your salsa recipe looks yummy!! I still have a bunch of Palisade peached leftover after canning my Peach Butter and Peach Salsa. I think I'll have to can some of your recipe as well!

    The party looks like it was a blast. Wish I could have been there too!

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  11. A taqueria stand?!? I'm so jealous! I bet any of the tacos would be great with your salsa on top. As a totally random aside, I don't think I've ever bought apricot jam or puree. That makes me sad. I should change that immediately :)

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  12. Chiptle and peaches... mmmm!!! We love fruit salsas and use them frequently. Have to admit I've never done a peach one... will definitely try!

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  13. I love fruit salsas! This peach one really is tempting me- I may have to find some peaches tomorrow and make some. Thanks!

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  14. what a wonderful salsa recipe! I love peaches and the addition of the chipotle is wonderful...spicy sweet and delicious!!
    thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Can I come to this BBQ next year? Looks delicious!

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  16. I recently developed a peach allergy, which is a total bummer because man oh man does the salsa look fresh and delightful!

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  17. What a fantastic combination! Will try!

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  18. Im late to the party--that happens when your feed reader clogs up. I love peach salsa--it's so delicious. Also, can you take me to this party with the taqueria stand next year? Cause uh, that is one party I don't want to miss.

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  19. I recently made my first peach salsa but it was much more fruity than yours. I love the smokey flavour the chipotle brings to this. I also love how quick and versatile it is. YUM!

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  20. I so much love this tasty peach salsa: it is very different & ooh so appetizing looking!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...lovely food!

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  21. Fruit definitely belongs in salsa. Seriously, I prefer not to eat salsa without it. I'm thinking the peaches in my kitchen would work well for this recipe...

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  22. I just bought all of the peaches that were left at the grocery store because I can't bear for them to be out of season lol. I must've looked like I was stealing them :x

    Anywho, this looks like such a great recipe! I just had a delicious burrito with sweet pickled mango, but I'm going to make this for the next time I make another one because I love having a fruity aspect :D

    XO

    p.s. Just voted for you, and thank you for stopping by my blog and the support! Your posts have me drooooling. Best of luck!

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  23. This just screams "summer". I love the mixture of sweet and spicy in this salsa. This would be a perfect entry into our Get Grillin' event (it's appetizer week right now).

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