Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Grilled Peach Salsa, Summer Time Goodness

Summer time is for cooling foods that are refreshing and tasty.  I love salsa and I love grilling.  Combine the two and you get a great salsa.   Peaches are wonderful and so tasty.  Grilled just makes them better.  It brings out the flavor and the sweetness,  if your grilling on a smoker it is even better.   So much flavor that you just cannot quit eating it.  

This salsa is great served over grilled chicken or fish, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla.  Or it is just great eaten with chips.  How ever you eat it, you will love the flavors.  

Grilling brings out the flavor of any vegetable or fruit.  

Look at the color of the peaches.  I love grilling them.  You can just grill peaches and serve them as a garnish with fresh grilled fish and meats.

You can use green onions also with the salsa, but I love red for this one.  It's really great with roasted peppers also.  From green chilies to jalapeños, the flavors are intense.

Grilled Peach Salsa
3 large ripe peaches, cup in half or sliced 
2 large tomatoes, cut in half 
1 red onion, cut in half
4 jalapeños, seeded and cut in half length wise
4 garlic cloves
1 bunch cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin seed, whole toasted
3 tablespoons olive oil  plus 2 more tablespoons
2 tablespoons good balsamic vinegar (Fig works great) or lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Slice peaches, tomatoes in half, and onion.  Seed jalapeños and place in bowl with peaches, tomatoes,  garlic, and onion.  Toss in 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Place on grill and grill until desired doneness.  
Remove from grill and let cool.  Chop into small pieces  and place in bowl.  Add chopped cilantro, toasted cumin seeds, olive oil, vinegar,  and salt and pepper.   Toss well and enjoy.  

Chef Brad~America's Grain Guy

I love the look of the grilled peaches.  This is a really fresh wonderful salsa.