Summer is Here
Since this is the 4th of July weekend, my neighbor Alex, is having a get together of friends and neighbors. I’ve been trying to decide what to bring and finally concluded – Watermelon Peach Salsa it is! Actually nectarines are a great substitution for the peaches if you prefer.
Here in Northern California we’ve been having some very hot weather so something refreshing is in order for this party. I’m always amazed how well watermelon goes with savory things, or should I say salty things. So pairing this fruity salsa with salty tortilla chips is a perfect combination. Maybe that’s why some people like to put a little salt on their watermelon slices when they eat them!
I have to admit that I always thought that was weird. My husband is one of those people, but now I can see the appeal. The sweet and savory combination really works here.
Whether it’s a regular tomato salsa or a fruity salsa, cilantro can’t be left out. That goes for fresh lime juice and jalapenos too! Yes, surprisingly fruit pairs very well with the cilantro, lime and a little heat from the jalapenos!
Here is the recipe for Watermelon Peach Salsa:
- 2 cups watermelon cut in small cubes, remove seeds
- 2 in peaches sliced thin wedges and cut in thirds, or nectarines, stone removed
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 small jalapeno pepper minced (remove seeds and membranes if you want less hot)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro heaping
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so to chill and let the flavors mingle
Serve with corn tortilla chips