We’re having a heatwave in the UK at the moment so I’m embracing the summery food that can come with glorious weather!
We had a trip to the market at the weekend to get some fruit and veg to see us through the week, we did our usual thing of forgetting to write a list and just getting what looked good on the day. Sometimes this works well, sometimes not so much!
I think we did pretty well this time, the fridge is stocked with loads of veg and berries and the kitchen side has a full fruit bowl with lots of gorgeous things like, cherries, apricots, pineapple, watermelon and peaches. I’m not a big fruit eater, I like the odd apple and I love berries and pineapple but I’m trying to eat more of it and I think the sunny days help with that. So I sat outside eating an apricot the other day pondering what to do with the masses of fruit I’d bought. I knew if I left it in the fruit bowl it’d end up going a bit sad and I didn’t want to waste it.
Some of the fruit was barbecued, more on that another time though. But the donut peaches I’d bought were destined for something I’d been thinking about for a while, peach salsa. I love a mango salsa but my husband hates mango so I thought a peach one might win him over and be good for tacos and just eating with tortilla chips. So I set out to create a peach salsa…
It’s super easy to make, just chopping, squeezing and a little stirring and you’ll have a really refreshing salsa to snack on with a beer or glass of wine in the garden on a sunny day!
This made a cereal bowl full and fed 3 people, so double or triple it if you’re feeding the masses. I used donut peaches but 2 regular ones would do, or nectarines.
3 donut peaches
1 handful of cherry tomatoes or one regular tomato
1/2 a chilli
1 spring onion
1 handful of coriander leaves – use the stalks in something else.
Chop everything except the lime, pop it all in a bowl, squeeze the lime juice over it all, season with salt to taste and stir. Done.
I said it was easy! Pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. Serve with bbq food, on tacos, in burritos or just simply with some tortilla chips.
If you fancy another easy peachy recipe, try my store cupboard iced tea which uses tinned peaches.