Summertime is the perfect time to create salsa for all of those picnics and BBQs. Blueberry Peach Salsa is made with sweet peaches and tart blueberries, making the perfect flavor combo.
Throw out any idea you have of what salsa is supposed to taste like. I am going to introduce you to a salsa that will blow all of those other recipes out of the water.
Summertime is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious and fun dishes for your family and friends! This Blueberry Peach Salsa is the perfect example of a yummy, crowd-pleasing summer dish. This sweet and tangy dish is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues.
It's easy to make and can be enjoyed as either a snack or a light meal. You’re going to combine the fresh blueberries, peaches, lemon juice, parsley, and maple syrup and it’s going to be the best salsa you’ve ever tasted. You can dip whatever you want into this salsa too! I’ve been known to straight up eat it with a spoon.
Reasons why you'll love this Blueberry Peach Salsa Recipe
Here are three more reasons why you'll love blueberry peach salsa:
Ingredients and Substitutions
People love Blueberry Peach Salad because it's got the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, it's packed with fresh summer flavors, and it's so easy to make! This salsa recipe requires just a handful of ingredients, and I'll bet you have most of them in your kitchen already.
Fresh blueberries - You could also use frozen blueberries in this recipe, but be sure to thaw them first and drain off any excess liquid.
Peaches - I like to use fresh peaches in this recipe, but you could also use canned peaches. If using canned, be sure to drain them well and chop them into small pieces.
Fresh lemon juice - This provides a little acidity and brightens up the flavors.
Chopped fresh parsley - This is completely optional, but I love the flavor it adds.
Red bell pepper - I used red because it's what I had on hand, but you could use any color bell pepper.
Maple syrup - I love the flavor of maple syrup in this recipe, but you could also use honey.
Salt - This is to taste. I usually add about ¼ teaspoon, but start with less and add more to taste.
Step by Step Instructions for Blueberry Peach Salsa
Full ingredient amounts and in-depth details are at the bottom of the post in a printable recipe card.
Step 1 Put blueberries in a food processor. Pulse 4-5 times until berries are coarsely chopped. (Some berries will remain whole; do not over-chop.)
Step 2 Peaches should be in small bite-size cubes. Combine berries and peach in a medium-sized bowl with the remaining ingredients.
Step 3 Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Holly's Insider Pro Tips
Use fresh peaches
One of my favorite tips for making this dish is to use fresh peaches. Use peaches that are ripe but still firm for the best flavor and texture.
Tips for chopping the peaches
To make chopping the peaches easier, cut them in half and remove the pit first. Then, cut each half into small cubes.
Refined salsa tips
If you want a more refined salsa, you can strain out the blueberry seeds after pulsing them in the food processor.
Blueberry Peach Salsa FAQs
Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free.
Yes, this recipe is vegan.
Yes, I recommend storing the salsa in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days.
This salsa is delicious on its own as a snack or light meal. But it's also great served on top of tacos or salads or simply as a dipper for chips.
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Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake
Vegan Chocolate Tart
Rainbow Fruit Nachos
Vegan Cheesecake Bites
Vegan No-Bake Cookies
Vegan Ice Cream
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Boozy Frozen Lemonade
Pink Grapefruit Vodka Cocktails
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- Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor
- 1 ¼ cups fresh blueberries
- 1 peach, pitted and diced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced finely
- ½ - 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Put blueberries in food processor. Pulse 4-5 times until blueberries are coarsely chopped. Keep some blueberries whole - do not over chop.
- Add blueberries to a medium-sized bowl. Add all remaining ingredients.
- Mix well and taste for sweetness, adding more maple syrup if necessary.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.