Recipe: Peach Salsa without Cilantro

If you don’t like cilantro … this one’s for you.. and if you do.. try this.. a different but terrific salsa. This Peach Salsa is a little bit tang and a little bit sweet... kinda like me.. only kidding... it is perfect over grilled chops.

Almost all recipes for salsas call for cilantro… which is not necessarily a bad thing… if you like cilantro… if you don’t … you’re out of luck… pretty much anyway.. since there really isn’t a substitute for cilantro.. or are you really out of luck?

In my opinion.. you can make a host of fabulous salsas without cilantro.. and this is speaking from someone that likes it. The salsas take on different flavors.. but equally as good.

I don’t care for cilantro in heavy amounts but I do like the flavor overall… I was astounded at just how many people don’t like cilantro.. apparently there is a genetic trait in some people that when they eat cilantro it tastes like tin foil… or has a soapy flavor… neither is something I would want.

Warren is okay with cilantro but not as a dominant flavor… so I figured I would experiment.


This Peach Salsa is delicious on grilled pork chop or chicken.

It just needs about 30 minutes in the fridge to let the flavors mingle.

I used yellow and red peppers… you can substitute all of one or the other or even green pepper.

Use both the green and white parts of the green onions.

If you use fresh peaches, make sure to peel them. For tips on easy peeling of peaches.. see my post All About Peaches.

Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

You can use fresh or frozen peaches that are flash frozen without sugar or syrup.

Add the salt and pepper and adjust the seasoning after chilling.

So here is a recipe for all you folks that don’t care for cilantro or those that do and want to try something different.

Recipe: Peach Salsa without Cilantro

All you need:

2 cups fresh or frozen peaches (thawed), diced
1 tablespoon red bell pepper, finely diced
1 tablespoon yellow pepper, finely diced
1 garlic clove, finely diced
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

All you need to do:

Combine the lime juice, olive oil, brown sugar, white sugar, crushed red pepper flakes and chili powder in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

Pour the lime juice mixture over the peach mixture and toss to evenly coat.

Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Toss again and add salt and pepper to taste. Adjust seasonings.

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