Watermelon Peach Salsa

My love for the farmer’s market inspired this delicious Watermelon Peach Salsa. Pair it with some fresh Pure Leaf Iced Tea, and summer will never end. I hope.

**today’s post is sponsored by Pure Leaf Iced Tea, all opinions are 100% my own**

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Watermelon Peach Salsa: enjoy the fresh sweet fruit in this salsa with a kick! A winning combo!

I have recently become obsessed with the local farmer’s market. The smells. The people watching. The “local” feel of supporting each other. The fresh fruits and vegetables.

And the homemade hot empanadas. Oh the empanadas. I wake up on Saturday mornings thinking about them. Craving them.

But I digress.

The farmer’s market fruits and veggies inspired today’s recipe. Well actually my friend Kim inspired this recipe. A few weeks ago she brought over a watermelon mango salsa. I was skeptical about the watermelon, but after one bite I knew I had to make this.

Watermelon Peach Salsa: enjoy the fresh sweet fruit in this salsa with a kick! A winning combo!

Using my strawberry salsa recipe as a base. I got to work.

And by work, I mean, went to the farmer’s market. I intended to create a watermelon mango salsa, but after walking around, I realized how insanely popular the peaches were. And after purchasing a big bag full, and tasting how sweet and juicy they are, I knew I would use peaches in my salsa.

I am so happy with how this recipe turned out. The fresh jalapenos and red onion give this salsa enough “kick” while the fruits give the heat some balance with sweetness.

Watermelon Peach Salsa: enjoy the fresh sweet fruit in this salsa with a kick! A winning combo!

And of course, pairing this salsa with my favorite beverage (no, not coffee)…Pure Leaf Iced Tea made a delicious snack. I love the fresh brewed (never bitter) taste of the Unsweetened Iced Tea. Fortunately for me, my Costco sells this by the case! You may remember last month I made some Sweet Tea Slushies with Pure Leaf Sweet Tea. So refreshing!

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Watermelon Peach Salsa

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup diced watermelon (no seeds)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 peaches, peeled and diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, snipped

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Refrigerate for an hour to let the flavors mingle. Serve with chips and enjoy!

Watermelon Peach Salsa: enjoy the fresh sweet fruit in this salsa with a kick! A winning combo!

 **Today’s recipe is sponsored by Pure Leaf Iced Tea. While I was compensated for recipe development, all opinions about the product are 100% my own!**

26 comments on “Watermelon Peach Salsa”

  1. What a great idea! It looks really yummy!

  2. I love the idea of this salsa and wish summer didn’t have to end so soon!!

  3. I have one more watermelon recipe yet this season because I accidentally bought this HUGE watermelon, I made some drinks out of it…I am LOVING this salsa, Aimee! I would babysit this til it was gone, all mine, done 🙂 Pinned!

    • Dude, we seriously eat about 3 watermelons each week. It would be more than that, seeing that one watermelon is gone in one sitting. It’s crazy, and I’m partly to blame as I eat a third of it while cutting it up. I am obsessed. Thanks for pinning 🙂

  4. Oooo! This salsa sounds fantastic! I can’t get enough of peaches and watermelon this summer and this would be the perfect way to enjoy them even more! Pinned!

  5. Looks so light and refreshing! Lots of flavors!

  6. I could probably eat this by the spoonful, love the combination of fruits!

  7. Mir

    Oh, so good…I just want to hold on to the salsa and summer flavors forever! This one is so great!

  8. I’m still trying to find a farmer’s market I love! Usually they are tiny with only a few booths, which is fine but then I don’t seem to find a whole lot of what I want. Never thought of pairing together watermelon and peaches, so I may need to hurry and make this before summer is over!

  9. YES! Someone else resisting the urge to go all fall-ish! Bring on the watermelon and peaches for as long as possible, as far as I’m concerned 🙂

  10. I do love going to the Farmer’s Market for all the fresh fruits and veggies. What a fun way to dress up a salsa for those chicken and fish dinners! And that Pure Leaf Tea is really so good!!!

  11. I’ve made fruit salsa lots of times but never thought to put watermelon in it! Sounds delicious!

  12. It’s SO hot here right now, this looks like the perfect, refreshing snack!

  13. Love the idea of spicy watermelon! This looks fantastic.

  14. I am loving the sound of this refreshing salsa!

  15. This salsa sounds like the perfect treat, especially since we’re having some sort of a heat wave here! Our farmer’s market is REALLY small and I’m pretty sure they don’t have empanadas. Sounds like a future recipe from you?

  16. Love the sound of this. My 2 favorite fruits. Not a fan of cilantro. Any substitutions?

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