This Fresh Peach Salsa recipe is perfect for summer and super simple to make with only 5 ingredients! Juicy, ripe peaches, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno come together as a delicious dip to serve by itself with chips, or as a sweet and spicy topping for chicken, pork, or fish.
Peach salsa is a sweet salsa, and a seasonal one since peaches are at their peak during the summer. The peaches are sweet, while the jalapeno adds a little heat for an out-of-this-world flavor combo that’s perfect for hot summer days! It’s fresh and the colors are so vibrant you can’t help but just dig in. Fresh peaches make some of the best desserts, like Easy Peach Cobbler or Grilled Peaches.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Ripe Peaches – you’ll dice the peaches so make sure they are ripe and fresh. No need to peel the peaches first.
- Red Onion – spicier than white, and adds a slight kick.
- Fresh Cilantro
- Jalapeno Pepper – Minced and with the seeds removed to lessen the spice. Use serrano peppers for a more intense heat.
- Lime Juice – fresh is best!
How to Make Peach Salsa
Making peach salsa from scratch is so simple! Just chop the ingredients and toss together.
Prep Ingredients – Start by dicing and chopping up your salsa ingredients. Dice the peaches, chop the red onion and cilantro, and remove the seeds then mince the jalapeno.
Toss Salsa – Toss together the peaches, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Drizzle over the lime juice and sprinkle the salt then gently toss it to combine.
Serve and Enjoy! You can let the peach salsa sit for about 30 minutes for the flavors to meld together. The juices are released as the salsa sits, creating even more flavor.
How do you select ripe peaches?
The best way to tell if a peach is ripe is by very gently squeezing it. The peach should feel firm but have a slight give. If the peaches are rock hard, then they are not ripe enough. But if they feel very soft, then they will be mushy and not hold their shape when diced. Ripe peaches also have a fragrant smell.
Pro Tip: If all you can find are peaches that aren’t quite ripe, you can speed the ripening by placing them in a paper bag on your counter. Your stone fruit ripen I just a couple of days.
What to Eat with Peach Salsa
Fresh salsa is so versatile! Serve it as an appetizer or as a condiment with dinner.
- Grilled Protein – Homemade peach salsa is a great fresh topping to your favorite grilled protein like grilled chicken, pork chops, or fish.
- Tacos – Top your favorite tacos with the peach salsa – such as these fish tacos or grilled shrimp tacos.
- Chips and Salsa – You can never go wrong with the classic pairing of chips and salsa. Try making your own air fryer tortilla chips.
Expert Tips and FAQs
You can totally used canned or frozen peaches! The texture with be softer and mushier though, so I definitely recommend fresh whenever you can.
- Jalapeno seeds are optional – I like to remove the seeds so that the salsa isn’t too spicy, but if you love spice then you can leave some or all of the seeds in!
- Chop the peaches into a small, even dice – Make sure to dice the peaches small enough so the salsa can be easily scooped up with a chip.
- Allow to sit for best flavor – I prefer to let the salsa sit for about 30 minutes before serving so the flavors and juices can meld together.
- Make ahead – Homemade peach salsa is a great make ahead option! The flavors are best when it’s had at least 30 minutes to sit so the flavors can meld. You can make it earlier in the day or the day before serving.
- Storage – Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The salsa will keep for up to 4 days. It will become juicier the longer it sits.
More Salsa Recipes to Try
- Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
- Greek Salsa
- Fresh Homemade Salsa
- Fresh Pineapple Salsa
- Corn and Black Bean Salsa
- 2 cups ripe peaches diced
- ½ cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 Tablespoon minced jalapeno seeds removed, about one small jalapeno pepper
- ½ lime juiced (about one Tablespoon)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Place the ripe peaches, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno. Toss to combine.
- Distribute the lime juice and salt on top and gently toss one more time.
- Serve with tortilla chips, or use on top of fish or chicken.