One of my favorite aspects of working at the farmers’ market is conducting cooking demos. It’s a fun way to get people to stop by and get a real taste of the products. At my market, most of the people are regulars but we’re seeing new faces all the time. It’s a cozy market that’s a community hot spot. It’s also the location of the Brooklyn Artisan Market. Lucy, my fellow manager, and I decided it was time for some new additions to our uniforms and stopped by the hat stand.
Anyway, I made up some refreshing peach salsa to highlight some of the things you can do with fruit. So many people rave about mango salsa- I mean, it’s good and all but why not get peaches when they’re in season and local? I whipped up this sweet and spicy salsa outside in 10 minutes. The more you let it sit, however, the more flavorful it will be!
- 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
- 1/4-1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1-2 jalapenos, minced
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- Juice from 1 lime, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine the diced peaches, onions, jalapenos and cilantro in a bowl.
- Squeeze the lime over the salsa and mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with your favorite chips, crackers or on top of pretty much anything- it’s that good!