Saturday, August 6, 2011

Peach Salsa

Did you know that each year Georgia
produces over 130 million pounds of peaches?

Did you know that 40 different varieties
of peaches are grown in Georgia?
There are Starlite, Flavorich, Georgiabelle,
Juneprince and Redskin just to name a few.

Today we bought a few Elberta peaches at the
local Farmer's Market and they were delicious.

I used them to make Peach Salsa which turned
out to be quite a treat.

Peach Salsa

4-5 peaches, chopped
2-3 Tbsp of chopped shallots
1-2 jalapenos, chopped (depends on how hot you want the salsa)
Juice of a lemon
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1-2 Tbsp grated ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon agave nectar
Salt and black pepper to taste

Finely chop the peaches, shallots and jalapenos and place in a bowl. Wash and chop the mint and add to the mixture. Peel and grate fresh ginger and it to the bowl. Add the sugar, agave nectar, lemon jucie, salt and pepper. Taste the salsa and see if any of the flavors need to be adjusted. Don't be afraid to add more of one of the ingredients.

This is a sweet salsa with a kick at the end.
We really liked it!!

You can serve this salsa with chips but it would also taste good over fish or chicken.

1 comment:

Chris said...

You had me at Peaches. And, I love that you used agave as a sweetener! Must try...