Aug 5, 2014
Fresh Peach Salsa
I thought I better post a peach recipe this month since August is National Peach Month and peaches are one of my favorite fruit. The peach has it's origin in China where it is considered the tree of life and brides carry them in their bouquets. Peaches traveled to Persia, then to Greece and the Romans, then to the Spaniards who brought peaches to South America and the French introduced them to Louisiana. The English took them to their Jamestown and Massachusetts colonies. Columbus brought peach trees over on his second and third voyages. You didn't know you were going to have a history lesson today did you.
Peaches are a good source of vitamin A, B, and C. A medium peach is only 37 calories. I know I can never get enough of them this time of year, fresh, juicy and sweet, love em. Below are a few more links for two of my favorite peach recipes as well as some more info about fresh peaches.
1 1/2 cups peaches (ripe but still firm, skinned and chopped)
1 cup chopped roma tomatoes (seeded)
1 tablespoon jalapeño or milder pepper such as anaheim (seeded & chopped)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup red onion
1 lime juiced
1 tablespoon honey
Chop all ingredients and add to bowl. Juice lime and add honey in a small bowl. Add liquid to peach mixture and toss lightly until combined. Chill in refrigerator.
Two of my favorite peach recipes as well as more info on fresh peaches:
Rustic Peach Galette
Peach Crumb Bars