Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cherry Tomato and Peach Salsa


Seriously, I can't believe how the weather just changed overnight. One day it was 90 degrees and I can barely breathe after a super short run and the next day I wake up shivering and find out it's 50 degrees outside.

This weather is definitely perfect for early morning snuggles and hot tea. Today, I even cozied up in a fleece coat on the way to yoga class. As much as I look forward to the gorgeous scenery that comes with fall and its hearty produce, I am every bit as sad to bid goodbye to summer bounty.

So before all the goodness of summer disappears, here's a salsa that you must make. Salsa is so easy to make and really, fresh salsa is WAAAAAY better than those that come in jars. Do yourselves a favor and give this a try. Like, right now because them tomatoes and peaches are going away! 



Cherry Tomato and Peach Salsa

1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters 
1 peach, peeled and diced
1/3 of a medium onion, diced
juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel (sea salt)
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

Optional:
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin

In a large bowl, place the quartered cherry tomatoes, diced peach, and diced onion. Use a large spoon to gently mix everything together. Squeeze in fresh lime juice and gently stir it in. Sprinkle fleur de sel (sea salt) and a few grinds of pepper and stir. Toss in the cilantro leaves and stir.

The salsa is great just like this. It tastes very fresh with clean flavors.

However, if you want to add some heat and a little boost, you can add cayenne, paprika, and cumin. Just stir these three spices in a small bowl, sprinkle it over the salsa, and stir.

Other recommendations:
If you can’t find any good peaches anymore, a mango is a perfect substitute.
Also, you can add in a small jalapeno (diced) instead of the spices to give it some kick. 

3 comments:

  1. Tomatoes AND peaches? Wow, this sounds so unique :)
    Also, I HAD to say..yoga teacher training? Congratulations! I can tell how passionate you are about yoga, it sounds like you could teach it already. I just took my first yoga class the other day. Actually it was yoga/pilates fusion, but I still enjoyed it :)

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  2. Such good advice!! So sad to see the summer fruits leave us. This week will definitely be a salsa week for me :)

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  3. Great recipe, interesting, thanks for sharing.

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