Watermelon-Peach Salsa

Watermelon Peach Salsa@NancyCreative.com

I enjoy trying different fruity salsa flavors in the summer months. So far I’ve made Peach Cucumber Salsa, Mango-Jalapeno Salsa,  Zesty Watermelon Salsa, Blueberry Salsa, and Savory Strawberry Salsa. I recently found a new one to try at MyRecipes.com. This summery salsa combines watermelon, peaches, basil, and chives, flavored with some lime juice and hot pepper jelly. The pepper jelly makes this quite spicy, so if you don’t like spicy, you could try substituting a peach jelly or jam. The original recipe says to serve the salsa in cups over baby heirloom tomatoes, kind of like a fruit salad, but you can also serve it in a bowl with tortilla chips for more of a snack–just omit the tomato portion of the recipe. Or you can mix the tomatoes right in with the rest of the salsa ingredients. I like it both ways–with or without the tomatoes–so you may want to try both ways, too.

WATERMELON-PEACH SALSA by NancyC, slightly adapted from MyRecipes.comMakes 6 servingsFor the salsa:

  • 1/2 cup hot pepper or red pepper jelly (if you don’t like spicy, use a peach jelly or jam)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, fresh or bottled
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 cups seeded and diced watermelon
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and diced fresh peaches (I used a combination of yellow and white peaches)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish

For the tomatoes:

  • 3 cups cherry, grape, or baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together pepper jelly, lime juice, and lime zest (if using); stir in watermelon, peaches, basil, and chives. Season halved tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste, then spoon into cups. Top tomatoes with the salsa mixture and garnish with basil sprigs. Note: if you serve the salsa with tortilla chips, you can omit the tomatoes and serve the salsa in a bowl (you can also mix in the tomatoes with the rest of the salsa ingredients and serve in a bowl that way, too).

Fruit salsa is great for summer snacks! Have you made any fruit salsa this summer?

Linked to Fiesta Friday, Inspire Me Monday, Show and Share, Inspiration Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Let’s Get Real Friday.

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26 thoughts on “Watermelon-Peach Salsa

  1. carolinescookingblog

    This looks and sounds delicious. I do like fruit salsas with that spicy, zesty taste combined with the sweet fruit. Always so refreshing, just right for summer. And this sounds a great combination. Thanks for bringing to Fiesta Friday.

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  2. Loretta

    Just a beautiful watermelon-peach salsa, I’m loving the varieties of salsas out there, and this is so colorful and has a good kick to it 🙂 Thanks for bringing this gorgeous dish for FF#74. I hope you’ll stay around and have some fun.

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  3. Shari

    This is such a beautiful salsa, Nancy! I like that it is spicy, too. I had not made a fruity salsa until last year, and I really enjoyed it. The combination of peaches and watermelon sounds great. I would like to try your other salsas as well.

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  4. lelaburris

    Yum! This sounds great! I am pinning this to make for my next pool party. I think it will be a great snack after swimming. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you next week!

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  5. Miz Helen

    I will just love your Watermelon Peach Salsa! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  6. SweetlyObsessed

    Oh my gosh, all of your salsa recipes look so good. This comment is for all of them…Yum! Would you mind if I shared…of course with a ping back to your site:)

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    1. nancyc Post author

      Glad you like the recipe! You can use my photo with a link back to the recipe on my site if you’d like to share about the Watermelon-Peach Salsa. If there are any others you want to ask about, let me know! Thank you! 🙂

      Reply

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