There are many reasons to love a summer birthday. One in particular is that the farmer’s market is in full swing and nearly all the ingredients for my favorite summertime salsa are available. I made it last year for Remy’s birthday party, and I think it’s safe to say its a new tradition because it was a hit again this year. The colors and fresh taste make it the perfect salsa to serve at a party. You can play around with different colors of the veggies in the mix (like the yellow tomatoes we used above instead of typical red), which makes it all the more fun to create. The only two ingredients I picked up from Trader Joe’s were the limes and the cilantro. Depending on where you live those may be available from the market along with everything else. One thing to note: don’t let the exact amount of any particular ingredient overwhelm you. The good thing about salsa is that measurements don’t have to be exact. You can always add more so make this your base and see what you come up with as you go…
3 large ripe peaches, diced
2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
1 small purple onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, diced and seeded to taste (depending on spice level desired)
small bunch of cilantro, chopped finely
3 limes, juiced
sea salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Juice the limes and set aside.
Dice all ingredients and combine in bowl.
Add 1-2 tbsp lime juice, sea salt and pepper combining all the ingredients together.
Set in refrigerator for up to two hours before serving to allow flavors to combine.
Taste and add more lime juice, salt or pepper, if desired.
Share and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite summertime salsa or a fun tradition for a summertime birthday? Share with us in the comments below! xoxo, holly.