I have made salsa before, but never like this. My friend Nick at www.macheesmo.com (seriously, I've been turning to his blog on the regular this summer...amazing stuff) posted a great peach salsa recipe last year that I had bookmarked, but peach season passed before I had a chance to make it. But not this time! This was simple and delicious. So go grab some peaches and do it!
Tomatillo Peach Salsa
- 1 pound tomatillos
- 2 large peaches
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1/3 cup red onion, minced
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 lime, juice only
- 2-3 TB cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
Peel the tomatillos and halve them. Sprinkle with salt and roast at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.Let tomatillos cool slightly and puree in a food processor.
Seed jalapeno and chop finely. Also chop red onion and add to tomatillo puree.
For peaches, cut a small "X" on the end of each peach and dip in boiling water for about a minute. Remove peaches and use a paring knife to peel off skin. Dice peaches and add to salsa.
Add minced garlic and cilantro to salsa and season with salt and pepper.
I let it chill int he refrigerator for an hour or so before serving, which I think helped the flavors really meld together. This salsa was hands-down ten times better than the jarred variety we also had. Awesome!