I love salsa, especially classic restaurant-style salsa. But during the summer, I really love fruit-based salsas. They're unusual, and the combination of sweet with spice is irresistible. From strawberries and serrano, to mango and avocado, the possibilities of making salsas from summer fruits is practically endless. But this peach and tomato salsa might need to become a staple for hot weekends. The combination of flavors is perfect! And nothing says summer (especially to gardeners) like peaches and tomatoes!
If you aren't a fan of the fuzz on peaches, as many people aren't, you can peel the peaches or you can use nectarines. Also, cilantro is of course optional since many people have a strong aversion to the herb. But even if you like cilantro, use it sparingly; you don't want to overpower the flavor of the peaches. Another change is using red onion instead of yellow. The point is, don't be afraid to change this recipe up to suit your tastes!

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 15 minutes 

Yield: About 3 cups of salsa

Peach and Tomato Salsa


  • 2 large peaches, cubed
  • 1 cup red cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro, minced (optional)
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • Juice from one lime
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

peach and tomato salsa

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Peach and Tomato Salsa
A delightful and simple twist on the classic summer salsa.