This cowboy peach salsa is a hearty version of this delicious summertime treat. It is a delectable combination of fresh peaches, tomatoes, red onion, black beans, and sweet cherry peppers.
If you have never had the opportunity to try peach salsa, I urge you to make this recipe for your family. It is just that good. Whenever I bring this new recipe to a party, it is always a big hit.
In the summer, the peaches are plentiful, and this is a perfect way to add more fresh fruit to your weekly recipe roundup. My family is so busy enjoying this salsa that I doubt they are even thinking about eating healthy.
Simple Summer Snack Recipe
Just dice everything, place in a bowl, make the salad dressing and pour this over the top. Stir to combine.
It is best if you can let this sit for an hour in the refrigerator so the flavors can meld together a bit. However, at our house, that just does not happen. As soon as I get this made, everyone is digging in.
It is best served the day of making. I have had this in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days and it was just fine. However, after that the freshness of the fruit, vegetables, and seasonings can diminish.
Go ahead and make this scrumptious summer treat
How to Make the Cowboy Peach Salsa
Make the salsa by peeling and dicing the cucumber and red onion. Dice the tomatoes, peaches, and sweet cherry peppers. Drain and rinse the black beans. Add all these ingredients to a large bowl and make the salad dressing.
Salad Dressing: mix the following ingredients together: sweet cherry pepper juice, salt, pepper, sugar, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Pour this mixture over the salsa stir to combine.
If you like fruit salsas, give this Fresh Mango Salsa a try.
Another fun and easy appetizer to serve your guests is the Wonton Taco Cups. They are the perfect size portable food for a party.
Fresh Salsa Using What is on Hand
This recipe was made up on the fly. It turned out so much better than I could have imagined.
There were two peaches on the counter that needed to be used. I stood there wondering what to make. After poking around in the refrigerator, I found a cucumber and some Campari on the vine tomatoes. I knew there was a red onion in the wicker basket, and you can usually find a jar of the sweet cherry peppers in my pantry. When I went to the pantry to get the peppers, I spied the black beans and thought that would help make this salsa hearty.
Black beans just add so much hearty and filling flavor to this recipe.
With these ingredients all sitting out on the counter, I started to dice everything and put it into a large mixing bowl.
The colors are so vibrant together.
Next came the salad dressing. Again, using pantry ingredients, I put together this quick and easy dressing made of lime juice, sweet pepper brine, salt, pepper, sugar, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Give it a mix and pour over the salsa ingredients.
Serve with corn chips.
Variations to the Peach Salsa
Peaches. Today, I had the fresh peaches on hand. However, if I did not, I would add a 14 ounce can of Peaches in Syrup. Just drain the juice making sure to reserve the juice for the salad dressing. Proceed with dicing the peaches for the recipe.
Adding Heat. Sliced jalapenos, pepper flakes or a few shakes of hot sauce will add a lovely heat to this recipe if you prefer a bit more spice.
Fresh Herbs. If you have fresh cilantro, parsley, or basil on hand dice up a small handful and add. This adds just a delicious fresh flavor to salsas.
Cowboy Peach Salsa
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- 1 Cucumber peeled and diced
- 1 Small Red Onion peeled and diced
- 15 Ounces Black Beans rinsed and drained
- 2 Cups Tomatoes diced
- 2 Peaches diced
- 16 Ounces Sweet Cherry Peppers diced, reserve the juice for the salsa salad dressing
- ½ Cup Sweet Cherry Pepper juice
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Pepper
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- ½ Cup Rice Vinegar
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Lime Juice
- Peel and dice the cucumber and red onion and add those to a large mixing bowl. Dice the tomatoes, peaches, and sweet cherry peppers; add those to the bowl. Drain and rinse the black beans; add those to the bowl.
- Mix the salad dressing ingredients in another bowl, sweet cherry pepper juice, salt, pepper, sugar, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Pour the salad dressing over the salsa ingredients and mix to combine.
- Serve right away or refrigerate.