Utah peaches don't arrive until August and summer doesn't feel the same without them. But the wait is well worth that first juicy bite. Their golden orange flesh is a welcomed sight at any table. Today I'm sharing my recipe for Peach Salsa with Basil and Hot Banana Peppers. What I love most about this recipe, besides its obvious great flavor, is that every fresh ingredient was grown within miles of my own kitchen.
We didn't grow a garden, not even an herb one, this year. Instead we're reaping the fruits of my in-law's beautiful garden and home orchard. One of their peach trees ripened a bit earlier than normal so I happily picked a bowl of those sweet, soft peaches.
I also snagged onions and a variety of peppers from their garden, including that fun and squiggly-shaped hot banana. I'd never tried hot banana peppers before and I'm here to tell you...they can be hot!
Salsa isn't salsa without a bit of tomato and luckily I had some sweet ones from La Nay Ferme, along with some super aromatic basil. To round it all out I splashed a bit Slider Ridge Honey Wine Vinegar on it all and sprinkles some Real Salt to enhance the natural flavors.
Give my peach salsa a try. Its sweet, ultra fresh flavors are the sure sign of summer and you'll love the heat that comes at the end of each bite.
Peach Salsa with Basil and Hot Banana Peppers
by Becky of Project Domestication
4 md. yellow peaches, large dice1/2 sm. white onion, diced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
5 basil leaves, chiffonade
1 TB hot banana peppers, small dice
Slider Ridge Honey Wine Vinegar (a splash or to taste)
Redmond Real Salt (a few sprinkles or to taste)
Wash and cut all produce and combine large bowl. Splash with honey wine vinegar and sprinkle with Real Salt. Serve with chips, chicken, fish or other foods to your liking.
Other peach recipes you may like:Peach Salsa on Two Peas and Their Pod
Honey Peach Ice Cream on Project Domestication
Grilled Peach Salad on The Vintage Mixer
Honey-Balsamic Peach Sorbet on Cafe Johnsonia
Peach Crumb Bars with Hazelnut Streusal on Cookin' Canuck