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 Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe 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.