Peach & Strawberry Salsa (not spicy)


In honor of the last days of peach season, let’s enjoy its juicy and flavorful aroma one more time by making salsa. Yes, you heard it right - salsa!


I know it sounds bizarre since salsa is a Mexican condiment made of tomatoes but why not play with ingredients in order to find new and unique dishes.  It is common to use mango, pineapple or other fruits to make this sauce and I really like it with strawberries and peaches. Have you ever tried it?


Salsa pairs well with pretty much any food: you can have it with meat, as a toast topping, a salad dressing or simply enjoy it with tacos which is the original use of this sauce.


The peach & strawberry salsa just like the original tomato version is a nutritious bomb of summer flavors. Both strawberries and peaches provide vitamin C, folate, potassium, antioxidants and other vitamins. A powerful antioxidant in strawberries responsible for its bright red color, pelargonidin, and chlorogenic acid in peach flesh and skin may be beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases.


If fresh ingredients are not available you can always use frozen variety. Frozen strawberries and peaches contain almost the same amount of nutrients but the only drawback is the taste. Are you ready to get your cutting board out and make the salsa?



Ingredients:
1 big yellow peach (flesh & skin), chopped in small cubes
1 cup strawberries, chopped in small pieces
2 tbsp (or more) fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp purple onion, finely chopped
1/2 yellow or red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
Time Required: 5-7 minutes


Instructions:

  • Wash all the ingredients. Chop strawberries & peach. 


  • Chop cilantro, purple onion, bell pepper finely.


  • Mix all the ingredients and add lime juice with olive oil if desired. I tried two different ways: one with lime juice and another one without it. Lime juice adds a nice kick but makes gentle strawberries & peach mushy so no added acid is better. Enjoy!!












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