Most of the fruit tree’s here in Colorado are bursting with fruit. In fact many neighbors have so much fruit this year that the branches are breaking due to the heavy load. This problem is a dietitians dream come true and I was very fortunate for them to share some of this beautiful produce with me. Here is a very simple recipe for use of fresh tomatoes and peaches. It is a simple salsa that can be used for a topping for grilled chicken or fish, used as a taco topping, or simply as a tasty snack with your favorite tortilla chips. It only takes 15 minutes to make and is a colorful and tasty way to use up this delicious produce.
This salsa can also be made using fresh nectarines or plums instead of peaches. Paired with fresh tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, basil and olive oil this recipe is quite simple. Just add all the ingredients to a bowl and toss gently and there you go, fresh salsa!
This salsa is great as a topping for grilled chicken or fish, which is how I used it this week. It makes for a great weekday lunch which I incorporated into my weekly meal planning as pictured below which I served over rice and paired with a side salad.
When you cook a dish and have leftovers place them into a Tupperware dish for an easy lunch during the week. I often cook extra or double the recipe to save me time in the kitchen. This way I am cooking less and have meals ready to go for when I do not have time to cook.
Fresh Colorado peaches from a neighbors tree! Peaches are a good source of fiber and pectin which have been shown to be beneficial in helping to reduce cholesterol levels. Peaches also contain vitamin E, which is pretty rare to find in fresh produce. Vitamin E is a nutrient that is often found in fatty foods such as nuts and seeds, so the low fat fresh peach is an exception.
This salsa is actually kidney friendly for those having to monitor their potassium levels. A 1/2 cup serving supplies 161 mg of potassium. It is the concentration of tomatoes that often makes potassium levels rise.
Peach & Tomato Salsa
Author: Brittany Sparks
Makes: 4 (1/2 cup) Servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
3/4 Cup Fresh Peaches, Diced (~1 Medium)
¾ Cup Fresh Tomato, Diced
2 Tbsp Purple Onion, Diced
1 Small Jalapeno, Finely Diced (~2 Tsp)
1 Tbsp Fresh Basil, Chopped
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (~1/2 Lemon)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
¼ Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Pepper
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir gently to combine. Serve and enjoy!
This salsa can ban made with other fruits such as nectarines and plums.
Great served over grilled chicken or fish or used as a snack with your favorite tortilla chips.
Serving Size (1/2 Cup):
Calories 82, Total Fat 6.8 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4.9 g, Saturated Fat 0.9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g, Sodium 148 mg, Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Protein 0.7 g, Potassium 161 mg, Phosphorous 17 mg.