- peaches ripening on the tree at the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center, Hope, June 16, 2011
3 1/2 cups diced peeled peaches
2 T finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 T white vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 c diced onion
1 T minced seeded pepper
1 t lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and stir well. Cover and chill. Serve with pita chips.
This recipe is courtesy of the University of Arkansas Ouachita District County Extension Agents, from their cookbook Putting Fruits and Vegetables on the Plate.
Fruit salsa is not a food that ever appealed to me. However, this recipe, given to me when I attended the U. of AR Experiment Station Horticultural Field Day a couple of weeks ago, called out to me. I decided to try it – I am glad I did! Delicious, sweet and spicy. It would be great with chicken and rice, and I loved it with tortilla chips.
row of perfectly pruned peach trees at U. of A. Southwest Research and Extension Center, Hope
Revisiting the Memorial Day Green Tomato Salsa Recipe, as now we have some ripe tomatoes. Granted, they are ‘Taxi,’ which is not my favorite tomato by a long shot, but still. Ripe tomatoes.
So here is the recipe,
Fresh from the Garden
Green Yellow Tomato Salsa
A Sunshine For Dinner original recipe!
Green Yellow tomatoes – a couple
Garlic – plenty
Cilantro – a bit
Fresh peppers (Jalapeño is ripe now and perfect!!!) – how spicy do you like it?
Red onion – a few tablespoons
Lemon or lime juice – a few tablespoons till it tastes bright
Salt – to taste
Run it all through the food processor until coarsely blended, or chop it up with a knife and mix it in a bowl. Enjoy!
Delicious! The salsa does not look as pretty with the yellow tomatoes as it does with the green. The taste is great, though. A bit more sweetness due to the ripe tomato. I can’t wait to keep trying this recipe with different varieties as the summer goes on – it will be different every time. But what will I do for cilantro? Mine is fading fast in this heat. I bought some more seeds but they won’t be ready overnight. Maybe I will be able to find some at the farmer’s market.