Are you staying cool during the hot weather we’ve been having? This is the time of year when I probably eat the most fruit. I love all kinds of fruit and that’s what I like about this Mango-Jalapeno Salsa–there’s a nice variety of fruit—mango, pineapple, and apple—–mixed in with some diced tomato and red bell pepper. It’s a little on the spicy side, so use half the amount of jalapeno and ginger if you want a milder salsa. Overall, I think this is a great, healthy mix of naturally sweet and savory flavors! Continue reading
Creamy dips are great to snack on, whether you’re visiting with friends or watching a big game. And if you’re keeping track of calories, this Creamy Salsa Yogurt Dip is a good one to try. This yummy dip is a little more on the healthy side compared to other dips. It’s made with yogurt, salsa, a little bit of light mayo, and some seasoning. Continue reading
One of the things I love about this salsa is that it’s such a summery recipe and I really do love the summer season—even if it can get a little too hot at times! This salsa is made with some of my favorite fruits and veggies…strawberries, avocado, and cucumber! It’s a Continue reading
Burgers are pretty versatile. There are so many different kinds of condiments and toppings you can use. I usually make mine pretty traditional–mayo, lettuce, and tomato Continue reading
Are you growing cucumbers in your garden this year? Here’s a recipe you can use those cucumbers in! It’s perfect for summer because it’s a little fruity, lightly sweet, and a little spicy–good with tortilla chips or as a side dish with chicken or fish. And it’s very easy to make! I like that this salsa has peaches in it 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 the salsa. 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.
I don’t have a veggie garden this year, but I really appreciate my friends who share their veggies with me–like the cucumber I used in this salsa! What’s your favorite recipe that uses cucumbers?