Road Trip Peach and Corn Salsa

IMG_3144We spent most of our camper honeymoon lingering in Utah.  Then we sped through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri (pausing briefly to admire St Louis…GREAT CITY), Illinois and Kentucky to reach Tennessee.  Utah is an astonishingly beautiful place.  The landscape really deserves the adjective AWESOME.  However, Utah does not seem like a place that would be easy to farm.  I managed to get all the way through that state without becoming interested in a single Utah produced food stuff….very rare for me.  As soon as we passed into Colorado, the farm stands appeared and they continued in abundance on the very straightroad through Kansas and Missouri.  I have never had Palisade peaches before and I must say that they are very good.  I gathered some nice produce as we sped through these states and when we got to Tennessee I made this salsa!

  • 5 Fresh local peaches diced
  • 5 Fresh local tomatoes diced
  • 3 cobs sweet corn, raw if it’s very fresh or boiled for just a few minutes and then scraped off of the cob
  • About a tablespoon Cumin seeds (toasted on a dry skillet over medium heat)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced (more or less as you wish)
  • Juice of 2 limes (more or less as you wish)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar (if needed)
  • diced ripe avocado (optional)
  • minced cilantro (optional)
  • seeded minced jalepeno (optional)
Combine all the peaches, tomatoes, corn, toasted cumin seed and garlic in a big bowl.  Add the lime juice and salt and taste it.  It may need a bit of sugar, more salt or more lime.  Play with the balance of sweet, sour and salty until the flavours of the peaches, corn and tomatoes really pop.  Add cilantro, avocado and jalepeno if you like!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds AMAZING and reminds me a little of that salad we ate once upon a time with the cubes of beets, goat cheese, corn, etc. and home made herb dressing. Both that salad and this are full of yummy vegetable sugar and SASS!!

    Is Utah the bad lands or what?



  2. the bad lands are in Dakota and I have never been there. I really want to go! If one of us could get our act together to drive, you and I could take a road trip. Silvi, the recipe for that beet salad is on our blog you know. I called it ride your bike to coney island salad. That salad was inspired by something that I ate at a diner that i used to like to eat at in Williamsburg AND I just recently found out that same diner (or rather its chef) inspired this HUGE localvore food revival in that neighborhood. I plan to hop on my again bike to do some eating over there soon.

  3. Glenda Berry says:

    Yum!! Fresh peaches are the best! Remember that fall we lived off of windfall peaches from the giant tree in our yard in Crescent Beach? So good!

    1. I do remember that. We ate peaches and fancy meats from the german deli. yum!

  4. Mona Banek says:

    Here in Kamloops we have just finished the fresh peach season – so glorious to have an over abundance of somthing that good.

  5. Kamloops peaches and apricots are so special. This salsa is a very Kamloops recipe! You have the best of all of these ingredients there!

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