I speak quite a bit about whether buying certain foods organic actually matters. I honestly have a different opinion than most people may think. I think local over organic is MORE important. Local AND organic is even better, which is why I love being a part of Rise Up Farms. I know all my produce all summer long is coming from a farm down the street and is all organic! Not many people can say that for $14/week! If you aren’t a part of a CSA or have your own garden, try farmer’s markets or following the “Clean 15/Dirty Dozen” list. This will at least help you avoid the crops that are the most heavily sprayed with pesticides. The other perk of “organic” is that it is not GMO. Beware of zucchini, because that is one piece of produce that can be GMO if you don’t buy organic. Having said that, peaches are on the dirty dozen, and obviously don’t grow in Indiana. Martin’s has had organic peaches the past couple weeks, and that always get me super excited! I’ve made blueberry peach crisp, peach and thyme bourbon smash, and now peach salsa!
This salsa is great as a standalone salsa, but can also dress up some ahi tuna, burgers, or pork chops to bring your protein to the next level. For this recipe, I made my burgers by combining ground beef and ground beef heart, and the salsa made them seriously delicious! This is also the perfect recipe to use up some of those tomatoes coming out of the garden!
- 2 peaches, peeled and diced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 small shallot, diced
- 1/2 of a jalapeno, finely diced
- 1/2 of a lime’s juice
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients and enjoy! You could also use the food processor if you want a smoother version.