It sure has been hot these past few weeks! I have some potted herbs growing outside and have been having to water them alot in this heat! How about you—do you have a container garden or a vegetable garden in your yard? If you happen to be growing any cucumbers, here’s a recipe you can use them in—Peach-Cucumber Salsa! It’s perfect for summer because this salsa is a little fruity, lightly sweet, and a little spicy—it’s great as a snack with tortilla chips or served as a side dish with chicken or fish.
Another nice thing about this recipe is that it’s very easy to make! I like that this salsa has peaches in it too because that’s one of my favorite summer fruits. The lime juice and peach preserves add a nice light touch of tangy sweetness—and if you want a sweeter salsa, stir some honey into it! You can also make it even fruitier by substituting small chunks of watermelon for the red bell pepper.
PEACH-CUCUMBER SALSA by NancyC
Makes about 5 1/2 cups
3 cups pitted and chopped peaches, peeled or unpeeled (about 1 1/2 lbs. or 3 to 4 peaches)
1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (or for a fruitier salsa, substitute 2 cups of small watermelon chunks)
2 green onions, thinly sliced (both the white parts and stems)
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon seeded and finely chopped jalapeno
3 Tablespoons lime juice
3 Tablespoons peach preserves (or substitute apricot preserves)
Optional: add a little honey to taste for a sweeter salsa
In medium bowl, toss together chopped peaches, cucumber, red bell pepper, green onions, and jalapeno.
In small bowl, mix the lime juice and peach (or apricot) preserves, blending well. Pour over the chopped peach-cucumber mixture and toss until everything is coated.
For a sweeter salsa, you can mix in some honey if you want. You can serve this salsa with tortilla chips or as a side with chicken or fish.
To make ahead: You can prepare this salsa up to 2 hours before serving; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve and stir to blend ingredients before serving.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
I don’t have a veggie garden myself this year, but I really appreciate friends who share their veggies with me—like the cucumber I used in this salsa! What’s your favorite cucumber recipe?