Peach Cherry Salsa

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegan

Peach Cherry Salsa made from local Okanagan fruit by Fraiche Nutrition

Anyone who lives in the Okanagan knows that there’s a sweet spot in the middle of summer where cherry and peach season overlap.  It’s the definition of PURE HEAVEN!  It’s as though Mother Nature had a burst of generosity and decided to completely spoil us rotten for a few weeks.

I wrestle with big decisions these days such as which fruit to call my favourite, peaches or cherries? I know, zero sympathy, right? Both taste like candy (but so much better) and are packed with vitamin C, fibre and potassium.  Not one to discriminate, I decided to play Switzerland and create a dish that uses both of them.  Problem solved!

I always try to buy local when I can which is super easy to do given that we live in fruit paradise here in the Okanagan.  BC Tree Fruits is a cooperative that has been a part of the Okanagan family for as long as anybody can remember.  I think it’s so awesome that they work hard on behalf of the fruit growers to bring us incredible food that’s grown close to home using natural and sustainable methods.

I grew up thinking that the only salsa that existed was the bland stuff that you get out of a jar on the store shelf.  Fast-forward to adulthood and I clearly remember the day when my friends invited me over for dinner and served fresh homemade salsa with chips. My mind was blown!  I haven’t bought a jar of salsa since, I had no clue it was THAT easy it was to make the most delicious salsa out of just a few ingredients!

This salsa is awesome served with tortilla chips but is also awesome spooned over grilled chicken or fish for a beautiful and delicious summery main dish.  Or how about using it to top grilled slices of baguette rubbed spread with local goat cheese?  The possibilities are endless!

Makes approximately 3 ½ cups of salsa

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ c. pitted diced BC Tree Fruits cherries
  • 1 ½ c. peeled diced fresh BC Tree Fruits peaches
  • ¼ c. finely diced red onion
  • 1-2 tsp. minced jalapeno pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 c. chopped loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste

 

Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

A BIG thank you to my friends at BC Tree Fruits who sponsored this post!

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10 Comments on “Peach Cherry Salsa”

  1. Tanya Leblanc

    Hi Tori!

    I just wanted to know If you have any suggestions other than Cilantro, as most people myself are not huge fans of it. What would you recommend as a substitute!

  2. Pam MacPhee

    Hi Tori! I love this recipe and want to print it for easy reference but the print feature isn’t working (fyi).

      1. Pam MacPhee

        Thanks Tori! I just tried again. Maybe its an issue on my end. I just made this recipe for a girls night tonight!! Oh man it is SOOOO good. Thanks for posting!

  3. Shelby

    I made this for my family – oh my gosh such a hit!! Didn’t even have left overs. We added it on top of our salads for dinner and it was phenomenal. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  4. Cari

    Hi Tori, Enjoyed this last week with my family. Delish!! I made one with the cilantro and one with Basil, everyone happy! Looking forward to trying out some more recipes from you. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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