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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peach Salsa

Peaches are, by far, one of my favorite fruits to preserve. I mean, I really love canning most fruits, but the things I can do with a peach-wow. One of my most requested recipes right now (and by far one of my favorites) is my peach salsa. I am planning on buying another load of peaches to make more salsa, jam and syrup next week, but took a week off this week to do some pressure canning of summer squash and beans. In the meantime, this is how I make my salsa-I love simple. I have seen other recipes that include extra spices or veggies that just take away from the simple, stunning flavor of this salsa.

Peach Salsa
6 c pitted peaches, diced
1 1/4 c diced onion
4 jalapeno peppers, diced (seed these if you don't want it too spicy. I personally like only a little edge)
1 bell pepper, preferably red, diced and seeded (though an color will suffice)
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro or 1/4 c dried
3/4 c white vinegar
2 T honey

Combine all and mix thoroughly. Raw pack into cleaned, sterilized jars and hot water bath for 20 minutes (more if you are too far above sea level).

 This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday with A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa!


  1. YUM!!! thanks for sharing I really hope to try this next week!!!

  2. Thanks Abby ... this looks much better than the peach salsa recipe that I used before.

    Love peaches ... just finished the 2nd box of them in the last two days. Honey will eat a qt every night for his dessert. That's a lot of peaches to can!

  3. This looks great! Do you know approximately how many pint jars this recipe yields?

  4. It yielded about 4 pints, if I remember right, plus a little extra that we always end up eating right away :)I love small batch recipes. I can be so much more creative with them!

  5. Yum - I can't wait to make peach salsa when our peaches are ready in another 2 weeks. I love that you are using honey in this as well as your typewriter font on the labels. So cool! Thanks for linking to Simple Lives Thursdays.

    Sorry I had to use my wordpress blog to sign this but it was the only way I could comment. My new blog is www.sustainableeats.com

  6. I love this recipe Abby. I actually read it last week and am hoping to score some peaches soon! I'm dying here!!! Thanks for linking this up lady :D

  7. This is so delicious. I just canned 8 pints of it and I'm planning another 8 pints for tomorrow. Thanks so much.

  8. This sounds like a wonderful recipe! I'm hoping our peach tree has a good crop this year so I can give this a try. I usually can peaches and freeze peach nectar. It will be fun to add this to my peach repetoire :)


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