This Fresh Peach Salsa recipe uses sweet tree-ripened peaches, tomato, cilantro, lime, and jalapeno for an irresistible homemade fruit salsa with the perfect sweet and spicy combo. This healthy summer dish is perfect served with tortilla chips, shrimp tacos, or as a topping for fish like salmon on the grill.
Love Fruit Salsa? Also try Strawberry Salsa, Mango Salsa & Watermelon Salsa.
Peach Salsa Recipe
This Peach Salsa recipe is one of the many reasons I love peach season. This is so good I love to make it again and again come July. The combination of flavors in this easy fruit salsa is a bit sweet and spicy. You'll love the fresh ripe peaches, summer tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime, and a touch of jalapeno.
I've shared a lot of fresh fruit salsa over the years, but it all started with my Fresh Peach Salsa recipe. I love it because it's basically an excuse for me to eat two of my favorite things at once... Mexican food and fruit! The salsa is reminiscent of Mango Salsa but with a special peach Southern twist.
Peaches are one of those foods that are really best eaten in those magic dog days summer months when they come straight off the trees of South Carolina or Georgia. Find the good ones and they are so juicy you need a paper towel to eat them. They just ooze Southern charm. Sure... you can get them other times and from other places but they just aren't the same. You'll need a few peaches to make this very seasonal recipe.
The good news is the long-awaited peach season is here and fully intend on going peach crazy. The first recipe on my peach-loving schedule is my pretty darn delicious Fresh Peach Salsa recipe. It's bursting with all that peachy goodness.
Here's why you'll love my Fresh Peach Salsa recipe...
- My Fresh Peach Salsa recipe is only 6 ingredients and they are simple and easy to find. It's kind of like a Mango Salsa but with a sweet Southern twist. Use this is any recipe that calls for mango salsa in the summer.
- You can whip this together in less than 10 minutes.
- It's diet friendly! This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, Whole 30, and keto. It's also low-calorie!
- It's healthier than packaged salsa like Trader Joe's Peach Salsa.
- It's super versatile. You will love that this recipe is perfectly lovely served with just chips as a dip or as a topping for meat (chicken, pork) or fish like salmon on the grill. I love this recipe... Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Fresh Peach Salsa.
This fresh Peach Salsa recipe comes together with just 6 ingredients with peaches being the star. Here's an overview of what you will need. Keep reading for the full recipe.
- Fresh Peaches: Get the tree-ripened ones from the South for the best flavor. There's is nothing like them in July or August! Remove the pit and give them a rough chop to prep them. Frozen peaches or canned peaches will not work.
- Tomato: I added tomato to my Fresh Peach Salsa to keep the flavors well balanced. It's a nice combination of summer vegetables and fruits.
- Red Onion: Any good homemade salsa needs a bite of red onion. This brings so much color and flavor to the dish.
- Cilantro: In my opinion a good salsa NEEDS cilantro. I use a hearty dose of it in my salsa. If you don't like cilantro you can substitute parsley or just leave it out, but you will not get the same flavor.
- Jalapeno: I think a little jalapeno really adds to the flavor of this fruit salsa. To make it less spicy make sure to remove the inner white parts of the jalapeno and the seeds. If you like the spice, leave the on. If you can't handle the heat at all, you can substitute green or red bell pepper for the jalapeno. But I think this recipe as written is just spicy and flavorful enough without being overbearing.
- Lime: Freshly squeezed fresh lime juice makes all these flavors POP and makes it taste like salsa.
How to Select Peaches for the Peach Salsa recipe:
If you aren't sure which peaches to buy at the store for my Fresh Peach Salsa recipe here are some tips.
- Look for local peaches. Peaches that are grown close to where you live will often have more flavor.
- A good peach should have vibrant color with no green tones.
- Look for ones that aren't too hard or too soft. You'll also want to find ones without blemishes on the skin.
- Store your peaches on the counter NOT in the fridge until they ripen.
My trick for making this Peach Salsa recipe is to keep it easy by using a small food chopper. I put everything for the salsa in it except for the peaches. It creates a perfect finely chopped-up consistency for the salsa. Just don't over-chop! It also saves lots and lots of chopping time. Here's how to make the salsa step by step. Keep scrolling for the printable recipe.
- Cut your peaches into small bites. Roughly chop the rest of your vegetables.
- Put the roughly chopped red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno in a food processor and chop until you get the right consistency. Add the tomato and chop again.
- Mix the peaches and red onion mixture together in a medium bowl. Stir in the lime and salt to taste.
- Add any extra cilantro to taste.
After I do the shortcut chop on everything else, I cut the peaches by hand in larger chunks so they really shine! This fresh Peach Salsa recipe is totally worth the time. Look how pretty it looks!
If you don't have a chopper just dice everything by hand it will taste the same.
I love this peach salsa recipe as written but here are some fun ways to mix it up.
- Make it Spicy Peach Salsa: Add extra jalapeno or a dash of hot sauce.
- Make it Mixed Fruit: You can mix other fruits with this salsa like chopped pineapples, strawberries, mango
- Make it Extra Peachy: To make it extra peachy, leave out the tomato and just use peaches.
- Make it Peach Avocado Salsa: Substitute chopped avocado for the tomato or just add it to the mix.
- Make it Garlic: Add fresh chopped garlic to the mix.
How do I store fresh peach salsa?
This fresh peach salsa recipe is better eaten within a few hours of making it because the peaches don't hold up well. It's best eaten within a day of making it, or the peaches break down too much.
It can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Do I need to peel the peaches for peach salsa?
It's a matter of personal preference, but I don't. I like keeping the skin for texture and vitamins.
Do I have to cook peaches for peach salsa?
No! You'll want to use fresh, uncooked peaches.
Can I can or freeze this salsa?
I don't recommend canning or freezing this salsa. The canned salsa needs to be cooked and that's not done here. I also don't recommend freezing it because the consistency of the salsa will change. It's best enjoyed fresh or within a few days of making it.
How to use this Peach Salsa Recipe:
This peach salsa recipe works great with chips or crackers as an appetizer. It also pairs delightfully with shrimp or fish! Here are some ideas.
- Grilled Chicken or Pork
- Topping for Fish like Salmon
- Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa
- Topping for Shrimp or Fish Tacos
- With chips or crackers.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Fresh Peach Salsa recipe as much as my family does. It's one I make again and again in the summer. This classic Fruit Salsa recipe is a total crowd pleaser and one of my all-time favorites. It is literally like a bright summer Southern day in a jar!
More Fruit Salsa Recipes to Love:
- 5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa
- 5 Ingredient Pineapple Salsa
- Fresh Mango Salsa
- Pomegranate Cucumber Salsa
- Watermelon Salsa
More Peach Recipes to Love:
- Grilled Peach Caprese Salad
- Peaches and Cream Smoothie
- Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
- Cedar Plank Salmon with Grilled Peach Salsa
If you make this Fresh Peach Salsa recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
Fresh Peach Salsa recipe
- 3 ripe peaches
- 1 plum tomato, seeded and roughly chopped
- ½ jalapeno, seeds removed and roughly chopped
- ½ small purple onion, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish: additional cilantro
- Carefully cut peaches into ¼ inch cubes
- Put all the other ingredients in a chopper or food processor for a rough chop. Don't pulverize, but get the pieces pretty small.
- In a large bowl, mix the peaches and salsa mix together.
- Garnish and serve!
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Has anyone had success canning/freezing this salsa? I am about to get a lot of peaches and would love to make extra for the future.
So much flavor in one jar! I love it!
I really love fresh fruit salsas on top of tacos for a sweet and savory combination. This one is delicious!
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS says
What a wonderful recipe for peach season especially here in Georgia, I will be trying this one over the weekend.
Monica Simpson says
I love peaches in salsa! This recipe sounds easy enough for me to try.
How did I miss this in peach season? I hope I'll be able to find some fresh peaches in the grocery store, I have to try this, looks so yum!
I've made this recipe several times of the last couple of years. It is awesome with ripe peaches!
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
I was wondering about canning this recipe. Do you have to add vinegar? Or is the lime juice acidic enough? Please help!! I’m getting conflicting advice on this.
Hi Katrina! I find the lime is more than enough. I think the vinegar would add a competing taste that wouldn't work... but that's just my opinion. Food preferences are obviously very variable. 🙂
Has anyone tried canning or freezing this recipe. I’d love to make enough for winter
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
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And thanks for this excellent recipe - I'm so excited to try it.
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Blane Sherer says
I really enjoy fresh Georgia and South Carolina peaches !
Hope you have a nice weekend .
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
I'm so excited for peach season! Can't wait to see them at my local farm.
Peaches certainly arnt the same any other time of year!
I love all those flavors and colors! This is going to be perfect for the BBQ season 🙂
Thanks Lucie! I hope you enjoy it.
gotta love pinterest! We have a peach tree loaded with ripe juicy peaches! thanks for posting this recipe! making it today!
Yum!!! I'm so glad! I hope you enjoy it.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
This looks so good. I have one of those little slap choppers. I miss my food processor.
Thanks for posting. Hello from What's Cookin' Wednesday.
Ummmm yes please!!! Seriously, great post - this would go perfect with a party i am going to this weekend! xo
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
Great salsa recipe! I've been experimenting a lot more with fruit salsas, but I haven't tried peaches yet. This looks fantastic! Sent tons of foodie love your way...and your salsa is being featured tonight at #FoodieFriDIY! 🙂
Miz Helen says
This is a great Salsa! Hope you are having a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
Thank you Miz Helen!
Thank you so much!
Oh my yum!
🙂 Thank you!!!!
Looks delish. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us!
Thanks Rachel! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the linkup!
Jess @hellotofit says
I specifically bought peaches this week so I could make this recipe! YUM. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
jill conyers says
I love fruit salsas and this is peach goodness in a jar. Pinning for menu planning 🙂
Thanks Jill! This one is yummy!
This looks so, so amazing! <3 I love fresh peaches-they're one of the greatest things about summer! (Fresh fruits in general, really. <3) Can't wait to make this! (They'd be perfect for the fish tacos we were planning to make for dinner!)
Sarah C says
This sounds and looks amazing. I am craving this now...at 8:30 in the morning!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I wish it was summer and peach season here in Australia! This salsa looks too delicious and perfect for a yummy snack.
Oh!!!! Bookmark it for 6 months from now! Thanks for stopping by today!
Why must I be allergic to peaches? WHY?!! 🙁
That's one of the saddest things I've ever heard Jessie! I'm so sorry 🙁
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
Ohhh, I bet this would be awesome on a piece of cod or other white fish! Yum!
Totally! Also yummy with salmon 🙂
I would have given 5 stars but I haven't ate it yet , but if it tastes as good as it looks , I could just eat the whole jar 🙂 I like to have salsa with a huge baked potato , I also enjoy having a thick chopped steak slathered with salsa , gosh , I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it , lol 😉 , btw , sure hope your neck is better 🙂
It's doing a lot better! Thanks for asking! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it.
I love eating salsa with my eggs... it's a great alternative to ketchup, way healthier and lot more flavorful! I've never had peach salsa, but I make a mean mango salsa in the summer. Think I'll be needing to try this one out : )
Love that idea! I'll eat salsa with anything and everything!
Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks says
I so could have used this on Sunday when we made mexican stuffed peppers!
Ohhhh!!! That would have been perfection!
I LOVE peach salsa. I used to buy the Newmans kind, but I'd much rather make it from scratch. I haven't just had a good chips and salsa snack in ages (definitely not since I've moved overseas). YUM!
I didn't even know it came in a jar! I love this fresh version-- super simple! I hope you can get fresh peaches over there!
I've never had peach salsa (that I can remember) but this looks so delicious and refreshing! Perfect for a summer party or get together!
I had never had it before I started making this! So yummy. I hope you will give it a try.
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Glad you are feeling better. It must be the peaches and all : )
Totally the peaches! Peaches cure all.
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
ooh I like the looks of that little chopper!
Thanks! It's one of my favorite little kitchen tools!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Eat more salsa--antioxidants and such and just general yumminess will help with recovery!
Exactly! A perfect excuse for my IV of salsa!
Blane Sherer says
Glad that you are feeling better.
That little food chopper looks like a winner.
Thank you! The food chopper is kind of awesome!