Recipe of the Month: Salsa de Durazno

by La Salsa Inglesa

It’s October, and here in Xela we are entering ‘la época del durazno’. Dulce y jugoso, these nutritious peaches are the perfect substitute for all you mango-lovers still mourning the end of mango season.

This raw peach salsa is bursting with vitamin goodness, flavor and just a little picante: the perfect combination to keep any health-conscious foodie récontento. So, aproveche la abundancia while it lasts because, as Otto Perez recently found out, all good things come to an end.

Serves 3-4 as a side.

Serving suggestion: Try with nacho chips as a snack or served as a side salad with black bean burritos!


  • 2 peaches (three if they’re small) washed, and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ chile pimiento rojo, diced
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
  • Juice and the zest of 1 lime
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl mix together the chopped red onion, cilantro, and chili, add the grated lime zest and the juice of half the lime then mix together
  2. Now add the diced red pepper and peaches squeezing over the remaining juice. Gently combine
  3. Season to taste and ‘ya estuvo’.

To store, keep in an airtight container in the fridge, although it’s best eaten the same day.

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