I mentioned a few posts ago that we visited a local orchard and picked some peaches, around 20 pounds.
One of our favorite activities this summer has been picking our own produce. In addition to the peaches, we've visited local u-pick farms to pick raspberries, blueberries, and green beans. We're also planning to pick apples in the fall! If you are interested in finding a u-pick farm near you visit this website.
Like the berries we picked earlier in the summer, I froze most of the peaches for using later in the year, but we kept plenty out to eat this week. On their own, with some yogurt and granola for breakfast, or made into a jam for my sweetie - peaches are yummy in my our tummies! Inspired by the dozen or so recipes for peach salsa I came across on various blogs this week I decided to give that a try too. I've made salsa with mangoes before, this was very reminiscent of that. We really love the combination of sweet and spicy flavors, so this was perfect for us. I served our peach salsa atop a salad of greens and grilled chicken breast. It would also go well with fish or some simple tortilla chips!
3 Ripe but firm Peaches, peeled and diced
1/2 Red Onion, diced
1/2 Jalapeno, diced (if you like more heat include the seeds, if not leave them out)
1/2 Bell Pepper, diced
Juice of 1 lime
Large handful cilantro, chopped
Sea Salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients and enjoy!
P.S. If you're looking for a good peach dessert. this strawberry and peach crumble is a healthy, but very scrumptious option (it is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free). I've also made this raspberry almond cake with sliced peaches instead of berries, it is not gluten free so I didn't sample any of it, but Alfred and my dad loved it!
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