cilantro, fresh Thai basil, lime juice, onion, Peaches, scallion, Tomatoes
This is so summery and delicious. It’s perfect with grilled chicken or fish, spooned over ice cream (I’m not kidding!), alongside some scrambled eggs…well, you get the point. Summer peaches and tomatoes come into our lives at more or less the same time. It’s a force of nature that’s wonderful. Their flavors compliment each other perfectly, then toss in some cilantro and basil and life just got better. This is the creation of The Middle Progeny (TMP). He’s like that, you know…thinks outside the box…creative. Always has been. This was soooo delicious. We had it on the side, with cheese, scrambled eggs and good toast.
He just chopped everything up…he likes large-ish pieces. He put them all in a bowl, tossed and let the mixture sit while he made the scrambled eggs. There are no pictures of the chopping. But, you know how to chop, so you don’t need pictures. Isn’t the final, wonderful product all that we need? Yes, that will do it!
Peach-o de Gallo
- 1 large peach, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 scallion, finely sliced
- 1 large tomato (or 8 cherry tomatoes), chopped
- 1 “Little Sweetie” pepper, chopped (I used it, TMP didn’t)
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 1-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (or to taste)
- Large pinch kosher salt
- Red pepper flakes (I use Aleppo flakes), to taste (optional)
Get a bowl; set it aside. Chop all the ingredients to your preference, coarsely, finely, medium…whatever YOU want! But, the pieces should all be more or less the same size. Combine all the ingredients, give it a good stir, then let it sit for at least 15 minutes. This is best served at room temperature right after the initial rest. Excellent with fish, on pulled pork, with a spoon, sittin’ on the back steps….
Peach-o de Gallo Recipe©Marcia Lahens 2018. All rights reserved.
I turned this into a nice lunch for The Latin Lover and myself. I simply added some avocado and imitation crab meat. It was very yummy. I’ll give you that info tomorrow.
The Middle Progeny likes peaches…okay, he loves peaches. But, he would use nectarines instead and thinks they would be fantastic, too. The amounts given are more or less what he used, but feel free to alter the amounts to your taste. The herbs can change, too. Use all cilantro or basil. Change the basil to Thai basil. Use mint or lemon balm. So you have options. And we love options, don’t we?