This easy recipe for Avocado Peach Salsa is a delicious way to enjoy those juicy summer peaches. This easy Peach Salsa recipe makes a great appetizer or snack, I’m including several other serving suggestions to incorporate it into a main dish.
This recipe, originally published May 2013, was sponsored by Archer Farms and Target. All opinions are my own.
Creating this Peach Salsa Recipe
It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. We’ve had really mild warm weather or cold rainy or snowy weather. I’ve only turned the air conditioner on in the house once so far this year. That feels a little bit awesome. A year ago this time it was practically full on summer.
Even thought our weather has been pretty mild, I still have summer on the brain. There are only a few weeks of school left and before we know it, the pool will be open and we’ll be busting out our shorts and flip flops for good…not until the next snow.
With summer comes the fun of lazy days and get togethers with family and friends. My favorite no-fuss unofficial summer get together was taking Logan and Madeline to the neighborhood pool and meeting up with our friends for a day of fun in the sun.
I brought a small cooler packed with healthy, but tasty snacks and drinks to keep us fed and cool. We rarely at lunch at home during the week because the kids and I spent our days swimming at the pool with friends and eating poolside.
What I Love About Peach Salsa
In the summer I look for simple and refreshing recipes to satisfy our hunger. When I focus on foods bright in color and flavor, I am able to combine a few basics to create a really tasty meal or snack.
I love versatile starter recipes like this Avocado Peach Salsa. It is a simple and fast recipe to prepare but the fun flavor profile and bright colors compliment a variety of serving methods, making it the perfect start to several different 30-minute (or less!) meals and snacks.
What is in this Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious peach salsa with avocados:
- Slightly Firm Ripe Fresh Peaches
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Lime Zest
- Poblano Pepper
- Red Onion
- Fresh Cilantro
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
Can I Use Frozen Peaches?
Yes, you can definitely substitute thawed, frozen peaches if it isn’t the right time of year to get ripe, beautiful peaches. Your batch of homemade peach salsa won’t be as sweet or juicy, but it will still work.
How to Make Peach Salsa
This fresh salsa with peaches and avocado is so simple to make! Here’s a quick overview of the process:
First, you’ll dice the avocado. Then, stir the avocado pieces with the lime juice and lime zest. After that, combine peaches, poblano pepper, red onion, and cilantro with the avocado mixture. Stir gently so you don’t mash the avocado pieces.
That’s it! After preparing, serve with your favorite tortilla chips!
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
Can I Make Salsa with Ripe Peaches Ahead of Time?
If you want to make this fresh peach salsa recipe ahead of time, I recommend assembling everything except the avocados. Then, stir the avocados in to the prepared batch of peach salsa just before serving.
Here are a few suggestions to tweak this avocado and peach salsa recipe according to your personal preferences:
Like extra spicy salsa? For spice add extra of your favorite chili peppers, such as jalapeño peppers, green chilis, poblano peppers, anaheim peppers, etc. Peppers are best finely diced in this recipe. Keep the seeds for extra heat, or scrape them out for a milder spice flavor. Or, make roasted peppers for a slightly smoky spicy flavor.
Don’t like cilantro? If you’re one of the up to 15% of people who find that cilantro tastes like soap (it’s a genetic thing), try adding some fresh parsley in place of the cilantro, or leave it out all together.
Got garden bell peppers? Try adding some diced green peppers or red peppers for extra veggies and color if you need help using them up.
How to Serve Avocado Peach Salsa
Besides chips and salsa, there are tons of ways you can use this delicious peach salsa recipe! Here are a few ideas to try:
- Make and chill Instant Pot Quinoa, then stir in the sweet peach salsa for a fresh fruit side dish. Add some black beans and you have a quick and refreshing vegetarian meal.
- On top of a bed of romaine lettuce or other greens with cilantro lime grilled chicken, shrimp or steak, and crushed salty tortilla chips and call it a taco salad.
- Make Burrito Bowls with Poblano Cilantro Quinoa and all of your favorite burrito bowl add ins.
- On top of a marinated flank steak for a fruity and sweet contrast to the savory grilled meat.
- Make Grilled Chicken Tacos and fill a tortilla with the chicken, Cilantro Lime Kale Slaw, and this peach salsa recipe. You could also try grilled shrimp or steak.
- For a vegetarian taco night, add some black beans to the salsa mixture and spoon it into a tortilla with shredded lettuce.
- This peach salsa makes a great topping for grilled fish or in fish tacos (or Fish Taco Quinoa Bowls).
How to Store Leftover Peach Salsa
For best results, serve this avocado peach salsa immediately. You can store the leftovers in an airtight container (a mason jar works great!) in the refrigerator for about a day after preparing, but note that the avocados will likely become discolored and slightly brown.
Try this Easy Peach Salsa Recipe!
If you’re looking for a no-fuss easy to prepare dish for your next family gathering, this Avocado Peach Salsa will make a great addition to your table. Think of it as a healthier version of traditional chips and salsa or a starter to a simple meal.
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More Homemade Salsa Recipe Ideas
Homemade salsa is one of my favorite easy appetizer ideas. Here are a few more of my favorite salsa recipes that you might like to try:
In this recipe for Mango Salsa with Grilled Corn and Blistered Red Peppers, juicy mango pairs well with grilled corn and blistered red bell pepper for a sweet and savory summertime salsa.
This easy recipe for Zucchini Salsa is a great way to use up all of that extra zucchini growing in your summer garden.
This Strawberry Mango Salsa recipe is a great recipe for any summer BBQ. Ripe mango and sweet strawberries are the perfect combination paired with the spicy jalapeño, savory onion, hint of lime, and herbaceous cilantro.
This Easy Black Bean Salsa is packed with some of my favorite ingredients: black beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, and more!
For a regular tomato salsa, try this Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe. It features a mix of tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, onion, fresh garlic, cilantro, lime, and a few other seasonings.
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For the Peach Salsa
- 8 ounces diced Fresh Peaches
- 8 ounces diced Avocado
- Lime Juice from 2 limes
- Zest from 1 Lime
- 1 Poblano Pepper, deseeded and diced
- 1/4 cup of diced Red Onion
- 1 handful of Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
- Tortilla Chips
- Dice the peaches, avocado, poblano pepper, and red onion. Set aside.
- Juice the limes into a measuring cup. Finely chop the fresh cilantro and zest the lime.
- Add the diced avocado, lime juice, and lime zest to a medium bowl.
- Gently stir until the avocado is completely coated with the lime juice.
- Then, add the diced peaches, poblano pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Stir until all ingredients are combined
- Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips.
Can I Peach Salsa Ahead of Time?
If you want to make this fresh peach salsa recipe ahead of time, I recommend assembling everything except the avocados.
Then, stir the avocados in to the prepared batch of peach salsa just before serving.
How to Store Leftover Peach Salsa
For best results, serve this avocado peach salsa immediately.
You can store the leftovers in an airtight container (a mason jar works great!) in the refrigerator for about a day after preparing, but note that the avocados will likely become discolored and slightly brown.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
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