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Piquante Peach, Melon and Tomato Salsa

September  1, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Makes 1 Quart
Author Notes

In my weeklong quest to happily use a crate of peaches, I made this salsa to go with some grilled fish. My goal was to use every fresh ingredient on my counter, and this is the result. The sweeter the peaches and the melon, and the juicer the tomato, the better. Pack this salsa in a cooler and put it on anything you are eating on the beach.

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups ripe and sweet peaches, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup very sweet melon, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 ripe, juicy tomato, chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon country mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 or 2 splashes Sriracha sauce or your own favorite hot sauce
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  1. Place the chopped peaches, melon, onion, tomato and cilantro in a bowl.
  2. Make a vinaigrette with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard and maple syrup. Pour over contents in bowl and mix gently.
  3. Add the lime juice, the hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust your seasonings as you prefer.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Yasmeen
  • boulangere
  • Bevi

Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

4 Reviews

Yasmeen August 17, 2015
Could you water bath can this for later?
Bevi August 17, 2015
Hi Yasmeen - I would make the following changes - add about 1 and a half ounces of fresh lemon juice, change the vinegar to apple cider vinegar, use mustard seeds instead of wet mustard, and omit the cilantro, but add fresh chopped cilantro when you serve as a condiment. I would also add the olive oil when serving.
Yasmeen August 18, 2015
Bevi thanks so much, this is really helpful!
boulangere June 25, 2013
I am such a salsa person. Great flavors here.