Watermelon Peach Salsa

by aimee @ shugarysweets on August 24, 2014

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

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 cup salsa

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

Instructions

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

Notes

**also makes a great topping on fish!!**

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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!**

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Mariska August 24, 2014 at 8:17 am

What a great idea! It looks really yummy!
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Sues August 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

I love the idea of this salsa and wish summer didn’t have to end so soon!!
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Laura @ Raise Your Garden August 25, 2014 at 7:32 am

Agreed, missing summer already. But sometimes I feel like I can “bring summer back” with summery recipes like this…even in winter. That and put up a few plastic palm trees.
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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

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!

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aimee @ shugarysweets August 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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 :)
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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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!
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Julie Blanner August 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Looks so light and refreshing! Lots of flavors!
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Matt August 25, 2014 at 12:46 am

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

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aimee @ shugarysweets August 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Thanks Matt. This salsa definitely has the potential to be spoon eaten!
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Mir August 25, 2014 at 6:52 am

Oh, so good…I just want to hold on to the salsa and summer flavors forever! This one is so great!
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Carla August 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

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!
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aimee @ shugarysweets August 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

We have two big farmer’s markets around here that we love. But usually only go to the one because of the empanadas. Yeah, they’re that good.
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Jessica | Saucy Pear August 25, 2014 at 8:49 am

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 :)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life August 25, 2014 at 9:24 am

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!!!
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction August 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love fruit salsas! This looks so good!
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Tonia Larson August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

I’ve made fruit salsa lots of times but never thought to put watermelon in it! Sounds delicious!
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Cookbook Queen August 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

It’s SO hot here right now, this looks like the perfect, refreshing snack!
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Debra @ Worth Cooking August 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

Love the idea of spicy watermelon! This looks fantastic.
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Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker August 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I am loving the sound of this refreshing salsa!
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Heather @ Shards of Lavender August 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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?
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Amanda August 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

This looks so awesome!!

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Barb September 8, 2014 at 10:20 am

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

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aimee @ shugarysweets September 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

You can just keep the cilantro out :)

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