Monday, September 19, 2011
Glad to be back to blogging with one of my favorite snacks . I got a box of these ravishing giant peaches last week. Juicy, sweet and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins ,these make a perfect snack. I saved last two to make this sweet and spicy salsa. The recipe here is almost same as the Peach Mango Salsa ranchera,except here I used Avocados. And since avocado need no cooking,I mix it in when all the cooking is done and salsa is cooled. Another combination I recommend trying this salsa is Mangoes(when in season),make a lovely pair with peaches.
You could serve these with any kind of tortilla chips ,these scoops make the salsa that much more tempting. If looking for baked variety of tortilla scoops,i personally like the Tostitos brand ,low in fat with same great crunch.
Recipe: Peach Avocado Salsa scoops
3 ripe peaches,thoroughly rinsed,pitted and diced
3 plum red ripe tomatoes,cored and halved
1/2 cup shallots ,finely chopped or minced
1 clove garlic,finely chopped
1 tablespoons. lemon juice
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 jalapeno peppers or Serrano peppers ,seeded and halved(Use 2 for medium heat)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Ripe Avocado,peeled,pitted and chopped(mix in a tablespoon of lemon juice to keep the color)
Lay the tomatoes and peppers on a baking sheet,cut side down.Set in the preheated oven at 35F oven and let bake for 15-10 minutes until slightly charred at the top.Transfer in a blender and puree.
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet,add the garlic and shallots,saute for a minute.Add the cumin,peaches and cilantro,cover and cook another 3-4 minutes just until peaches are little soft but not mushy.Stir in blended tomato and pepper mixture,let warm up.Stir in the vinegar,lemon juice,season with salt and pepper.When cooled,mix in the diced avocado. Serve in scoops with sprinkle chopped green chillies(totally optional,skip if you like salsa medium hot). The Salsa can be in sterilized jar for a week or two.