Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peach Salsa

We were blessed with a couple of bushels of peaches recently.And what a delicious blessing it was! I turned a bunch of the peaches into jam, which is my family's number 1 favorite jam. (Blackberry follows a close second.)

And today, I made this amazingly fresh, sweet and spicy salsa. I liked it so much that I made another batch and canned it.

Here's the recipe:
5 cups of diced peaches
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1 diced bell pepper
1 cup diced onion
3 jalapenos, minced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced*
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
2 Tbs honey
*Be sure to use freshly minced garlic. That jarred stuff just doesn't pack enough punch!
Combine everything and enjoy! You could eat this with chips, over grilled meat, or with a spoon like me!
If you do wish to can this, just ladle it into hot sterile jars and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. Makes 3 pints.