Grilled peach salsa

Serve this sweet and spicy salsa with chips or pair it with your favorite protein.

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Grilled peach salsa

I develop favorites. Some last longer than others. Like Aretha Franklin has brought tears to my eyes with her music almost my whole life.

Another favorite that has lasted a long time is Eating Well magazine as a source for good healthy food ideas. When peaches are ripe and abundant at the farmers market, there are many great peach recipes to try.

Next time you have a bounty of ripe peaches, try this wonderful grilled salsa. 

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/4 pounds ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush the cut sides of the peaches with the oil. 
  3. Grill them over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until they just begin to brown. I grilled mine with the lid down so the peaches cooked through a bit. 
  4. Chop the peaches into 1/4-inch pieces and toss with the other ingredients. Serve with chips as an appetizer, or pair with your favorite protein as part of a main course. 

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Serving size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 76
  • Total fat: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 16 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g