Grilled Peach and Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa

It was great to come back from holiday to find peach season in an abundance.  I love peaches.  Lenny could go either way.  I love how they look, feel, and smell.  They kind of remind me of a freshly washed baby;  you just cannot get enough of them.  Lenny use to say he was allergic.  I think it was a way of not eating something he wasn’t that familiar with.  Now, I catch him, wiping the sweet nectar from the tip of his chin.  He, too, is falling in love with one of summer’s sweet gifts.

We have had 4 gorgeous peaches sitting on the counter.  Two for eating.  Two for making something.  I was tossing around the idea of something sweet, in the form of a baked peach pudding cake.  Then I saw some gorgeous pork steaks at the market, and decided to go a bit savory.  Along with the steaks, I added a cucumber, red onion, and some spicy jalapenos to my basket;  then headed home. I laid out my ingredients, and fired up the grill.

While the meat was resting after being gently seasoned with a little salt and pepper, I moved on to making a salsa.  I sliced each peach in half, and lightly brushed each side with olive oil.  Once the grill was very hot, I laid each peach half over the hot embers, and let them cook for 3 minutes.  Next to the peaches, I let the pepper rest, turning it every so often;  until it burst, about 3 minutes.  While my peaches and jalapeno where getting along, I diced the cucumber and red onion, and finally the peaches and jalapeno, joined everything else.  They did not need much in the way of seasoning, their smokey fleshes blended really nicely with the cool cucumber and spicy pepper.  I did add a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of salt, and a splash of fresh lime juice to bring it all together.  Perfect harmony when served next to a grilled pork steak.

What is your favorite way of eating a fresh peach?  Sweet or Savory?

Peach Salsa

Fresh and Spicy Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa


  1. A peach allergy? Yea RIGHT!

  2. This looks magically delicious… I should give this a try with some grilled fish.

  3. Mmm, what a great summer salad idea! I like your comparison of peaches to freshly washed babies. :)

  4. This recipe immediately caught my attention! I often serve a cucumber and mango salsa with curry, and I like the grilled peaches for a change.
    Also, the colors in the photos are beautiful, so bright and summery!

  5. Cannot get enough of the top photo. I couldn’t agree more about peaches.

  6. ooh…grilled peach salsa sounds wonderful and the photos in this post are exceptionally tasty too!

  7. Wow! This salsa looks awesome, but unfortunately, we don’t own a grill! Do you have any recommendations for “grilling” peaches without a grill?

  8. I have some peaches around too–it’s just starting to be peach season around here–and I’ve been thinking about a grilled peach salsa too. Love the idea that Brian had about pairing it with grilled fish–thanks for the idea!

  9. Beautiful! I’ve seen so many gorgeous fruit salsas lately, I need to try one! When our local peaches are ready I’m going to give this a try!

  10. I love peaches, be they savory or sweet! This salsa does look amazing and it has all of my favourite flavours. Waiting very patiently for the peaches to be in season…just a few weeks away!

  11. oh, my, bookmarking this one for sure. thank you!!

  12. I love peach season as well and have a box full of them in the fridge, so I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  13. Yum (x 100!) This looks crazy delicious! AND I’m in love with your photos… fantastic!!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  14. Yummy grilled peaches! These are so beautiful. I love how sweet they get after the grilling, but I can’t stand to eat it with the furry skin on. I have a wicked sweet tooth but lately I’ve been leaning more towards savory with peaches.


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