One of the most awaited moments of summer in Eastern Canada is the arrival of Ontario peaches. I really believe biting into one of those fully ripe peachy globes, feeling the oh so sweet gorgeous pulp hit your taste buds and wiping that juice dribbling down your chin is heaven.
You can usually by them in large container of about 8 to 10 peaches. If they are ripe at purchase you better eat them very quick or use them in a recipe. Most would associate this fruit to a sweet dessert confection but peaches can tend themselves to savory recipes as well.
Peach Salsa recipe
3 peaches peeled, pitted and chopped.
2 green onions, chopped.
1 fresh hot chili pepper, seeded and minced.
¼ cup of cilantro, chopped.
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
1 tablespoon of sugar.
– In a suitably sized bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.
– Allow to stand for 45 minutes before serving.
I found this really nice peach salsa recipe here and had to try it.
This salsa is ideal with chicken, pork, salmon, and tortillas of course. I served mine on grilled chicken served with Udon noodle and deep-fried Shishito peppers.
Ontario Peaches Trivia from Ontario Tender Fruit
•In 1779, peaches were harvested at the mouth of the Niagara River for local consumption.
•In the mid-1780s, Peter Secord, the uncle of Laura Secord, was believed to be the first Loyalist farmer, taking a land grant near Niagara to plant fruit trees. Ontario peaches, pears and plums have been thriving in the area ever since.
•In 1792, Lady Simcoe, wife of the King’s representative for British North America, wrote in her diary that she had 3 standard peach trees that helped provide her with treats over the winter.
•In 1860, the menu at a dinner for the Prince of Wales noted that Brown’s peaches would be served. (Joseph and John Brown are said to have had the first commercial orchard in Niagara.)
•In 1865, the price of a bushel of Crawford peaches was $4.00 (poorer varieties from $2-$3.00); pears cost $1.50 – $2.00 a bushel; and plums cost $3 – $4.00 a bushel.
•By 1875, there were 375,000 peach trees in Ontario (not one of those varieties remains today).
•In 1930, local pilots flew Yellow Sun peaches via Montreal to England for the Prince of Wales.
I’m always thrilled to see those first Ontario peaches…brings back great childhood memories.
Your salsa sounds fabulous. I still have a few peaches left and just may tweak out the cilantro and the extra heat for parsley and a touch of cayenne…then I’m good to go ;o)
Your pics were great to look at…fun in the kitchen with Evelyne ;o)
Ciao for now,
sounds yummy and refreshing and a better choice than something sweet~
it really was amazing…and wait longer then 45 min too!
Simply peachy, my dear! Wish I was there to help you eat them.
This looks really good. I am a big fan of both spicy and sweet recipes. But when mixed, “YUMMY”
This sounds like the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. I like mango salsa, so I’m sure I’ll be a fan of this, too!
Great looking recipe!
We’ve been overrun with peaches here at home! I love this kind of salsa, especially with Thai food!