Peach Salsa

Fresh peaches + salsa is a winning combination. The peaches bring a sweetness to the acidic classic salsa. The combination is zesty and zingy – yet, sweet. Versatile and delicious it’s one of our basics.

Peach Cobbler

This peach salsa recipe has it all going on. It’s sweet, a little sharp, and citrusy. I like my peach salsa chunky for the texture. Just scoop out a generous helping onto the indentation of the perfect tortilla chip. Bite down and feel the crunch, the chunk, and the wonderful flavors zingy and zipping in your mouth. But, this peach salsa can’t be contained to chips alone! It’s wonderful as a side or added into a pita pocket with some grilled tofu or on an easy black bean burger. The word for this salsa is versatile.

Fresh peaches are spectacular – there’s really nothing like a perfectly juicy fresh picked peach and it shows up in many different recipes this time of year like a juicy, sweet, flavorful blackberry-peach cobbler or a peach, avocado and arugula salad (which is SO easy to make and absolutely lovely!) But, for now let’s dive into making our best peach salsa recipe, which is super simple to make!

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I love to eat, garden, travel, and do yin yoga! I make plant-based recipes and photograph them from my 1920’s, remodeled apartment in Rhode Island. I've always loved fresh basil. Put some fresh basil leaves on a piece of cardboard, drizzle on a little olive oil and sea salt, and I'd be tempted to eat it! ❤️

Peach Cobbler

Peach Salsa Recipe Ingredients

This peach salsa is savory, sweet, and a little spicy and light and bright!

      • Peaches – of course, fresh peaches are best here. I go to one of the many local farm stands that dot the countryside here in Rhode Island. Buy your peaches nice and ripe. A tip I’ve used over the years is to buy the peaches a couple of days BEFORE they’re at peak ripeness. That way they can ripen with out getting bumped or bruised in a sunny window or on your countertop.
      • Tomatoes – Many people don’t add tomatoes to peach salsa. The peaches act as a replacement for the peaches. For me, I prefer the tomatoes. They are in season much of the summer and sometimes the peaches-only version of a peach salsa recipe feels like it’s really missing that zing you get from tomatoes. So, I add the tomatoes.
      • Red Pepper – I used the Hawaiian version of a red pepper that I grew in my garden, but red bell pepper brings a brightness and nice crunch to this peach salsa.
      • Red onion and garlic – This brings a little sharp and savory taste to your peach sales.
      • Lime juice and zest – Bring a real zesty zip
      • Jalapeño – Brings the heat that keeps things interesting
      • Cilantro – That classic fresh flavor all salsas are known for
      • Sea salt – Makes all the flavors come together and pop!
Peach Cobbler

I used two peaches in this recipe, but if you want you can add more – it’s totally up to you. If you want more of a sweet, peachy flavor go for it! This is your peach salsa!

Peach Cobbler

Stir everything all together. As you’ll see, the aromas will start to jump out at you. Give it a quick chill in the fridge. Is your mouth watering yet?

Peach Cobbler

Peach Salsa Variations

Salsa in general is very versatile and it easily accommodates variations. I love this peach salsa recipe as it is, but the variations are many. Here are a few.

    • Add another fruit – You can add more peaches or possibly mango or a nectarine. Something, sweet and juicy really matches well with a classic salsa recipe
    • Make it more crunchy – Add in some grilled corn. This is a delicious addition and corn is also in season much of the mid-summer through fall.
    • Make it more substantial – Add some black beans if you plan on serving this as more than an appetizer with chips. This peach salsa with beans is a great side dish.
    • Make it a little hotter – Chili powder is perfect here
    • Make it more tangy – Add some pickled onion or radishes. Come one! Give it a try!
Peach Cobbler

How To Serve Peach Salsa:

This peach salsa recipe is so versatile it can work with many different dishes. These easiest way to serve this peach salsa is with chips for dipping. Get some sturdy chips, because this peach salsa can get a bit heavy on a flimsy chip!

I like to add it to my:

    • Grilled Tofu: Pop this grilled tofu into a pita pocket and add your peach salsa. Immediately, your tofu is transformed!
    • Easy Black Bean Burger – This black bean burger cries out for a little peach salsa. I like to drop straight onto my burger, but it works as a side as well. Play around with it!
    • Collard Green Wraps – Add it directly to the filling and watch your greens get elevated to new heights! Collard greens are amazingly accommodating when it comes to fillings!
    • Spoon it into a burrito bowl
Peach Cobbler

Let me know how you liked this recipe in the comments below.

Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa

Denise Keniston - Basil Lover
This peach salsa recipe has it all going on. It’s sweet, a little sharp, and citrusy. I like my peach salsa chunky for the texture. Just scoop out a generous helping onto the in
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 medium ripe peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 medium fresh tomato
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium Juice and zest
  • 1 small mall garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste


  • This is the simplest salsa recipe ever! In a medium bowl, mix together the peaches, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, and salt. Season to taste and chill until ready to use.
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