Grilled Peach, Strawberry and Watermelon Salsa is one of the very best ways to enjoy fresh summer fruit bursting with flavour! This combination of fruit made into a salsa brightens up any table and is lovely on tortilla chips or even a pavlova!
Grilled Peach, Strawberry and Watermelon Salsa
Grilled stone fruit is a game changer. When the sugars in stone fruit meet the heat of the grill, it brings out the juices while caramelizing the fruit ever so slightly.
Fruit salsa is a fun way to use fresh summer fruit and put a twist on a traditional savoury salsa! We incorporate watermelon, grilled peaches, strawberries, fresh mint and chopped jalapeno to create a new way to enjoy summer fruit.
When served fresh this salsa is also delicious on pavolva with whipping cream!
The Canadian Foodie Project
The Canadian Food Project Experience was started on June 7, 2013 by Valerie Lugonja of A Canadian Foodie. It’s a compilation of Canadian Food Bloggers who are sharing their time, unique Canadian food experiences, and recipes. This salsa is my contribution to this project using the theme “A Canadian Food Hero”.
Canadian Food Heroes
It was hard to pick a Canadian Food Hero.
From the Ranchers and Farmers who work endlessly to get their goods to market, the local shops and artisans who are committed to their craft and getting it to us, the consumers, to the local foodie advocates who promote the local restaurants and chefs by creating public awareness through various channels. Choosing one was hard. So I decided to choose two.
Late last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Dana VanVeller and Lindsay Anderson of Feast, an Edible Road Trip, while they stopped in Calgary. This opportunity to chat with these two remarkable ladies was provided by the Food Bloggers of Canada, who hosted this small and intimate Tweet-up at Café Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar. It was here I learned about the journey that brought Dana and Lindsay to create Feast: an Edible Road Trip, and later discover where they would be going next.
Foodie Friends Dana and Lindsay started their coast to coast food adventure in June with hopes of increasing Canadian Food Culture awareness through various stories, recipes, photographs, and videos. These ladies are driving, camping and eating their way across Canada finding and featuring local people, communities and organizations that strive to make each Province’s food systems more vibrant, sustainable and accessible. I am definitely living vicariously through these two as I follow their journey eating their way through Canada. Dana and Lindsay are my Canadian Heroes.
Inspiration Comes from Everywhere
Of course I was inspired to create a recipe from Dana and Lindsay’s experiences. So this former BC girl decided to create a simple recipe derived from the fruits of the Okanagan, a place Dana and Lindsay visited and a place I’ve frequented many times over the years.
My mom used to grow strawberries and we always relished in summer peaches and watermelon. These flavours pair nicely together and the salsa enjoyed in more ways than one.
Summer Fresh Recipes
How to Eat this Salsa
With tortilla chips of course! Or as we hinted to above, it’s tasty on pavlova, on cooked creme brulee, ice cream, frozen yogurt, with cake (like grilled Angel Food Cake) or served with grilled fish.
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- 1 cup watermelon small dice
- 1 cup strawberries hulled and small dice
- 3/4 cup grilled peach small dice
- couple fresh mint leaves chopped or torn into small pieces
- 1 tsp jalapeno seeded and diced very small
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- Cut your peaches in half, remove stone. Brush insides with olive oil. Place on indoor grill pan or outdoor BBQ until golden brown or just cooked through. Char marks = flavour. Set aside to cool. Once cool, dice enough to make 3/4 cup. Eat the rest.
- In a bowl mix together watermelon, strawberries, grilled peach, jalapeno, mint leaves, lime juice, olive oil and a good sprinkle of salt.
- Serve with taco chips, pita chips or with grilled chicken or fish.