Grilled Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa | Gluten-free | Queen of Quinoa

When I was a little girl I hated salsa. I didn’t like anything spicy. The acidity of salsa threw me off. The slimy tomatoes, crunchy onions and cilantro gave me the shivers. Especially the cilantro.

Oh how I hated cilantro {that and dill, ick}. With a passion. It was like my body rejected it, even the smell. I wouldn’t go near the herb with a 10 foot pole.

But now I’m practically a grown up. I’ve come to appreciate salsa for what it is. A fabulous dip that can be used in all kinds of cuisines, in hundreds {if not thousands} of different ways, and almost always uses a combination of fresh herbs and produce.

Usually I stick with the same ol’ Pico de Gallo that I’ve been whipping up for years. Only a few simple ingredients, tossed in the food processor, pulsed quickly, and bam you’ve got salsa.

But I’ve started spreading my wings and exploring new territory. I’m heading into uncharted waters and totally loving life.

Especially when life involves peaches.

Grilled Peach Salsa | Gluten-free & Vegan | Queen of Quinoa

Char grilled peaches.

Have you tried them? They’re to die for. Drool worthy. Out-of-this-world good.

You already know how much I love peaches, but my eyes have been opened to a whole new world. of this fab little fruit When I first tasted one of these babies, my taste buds were in heaven.

The softness of the peaches is magical. They’re like little juicy pillows that are full of sweetness and charm. They melt in your mouth. But these peaches are different. They’re grilled. They’re smokey and luscious and addicting, all at the same time.


Grilled Peach Salsa | Gluten-free & Vegan | Queen of Quinoa

Grilled Peach Salsa
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gluten-free | dairy-free | vegan | refined sugar-free | soy-free | egg-free | nut-free
recipe type: Side
serves: 2 cups

  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and sliced in quarters
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive oil / olive oil spray

  1. Preheat a cast iron grill pan (or charcoal / gas grill) on medium high heat.
  2. When the pan or grill is piping hot, brush the peaches with olive oil and place them flesh side down on the grill.
  3. Grill 5 – 8 minutes, rotating if needed, until the peaches are softened but not mushy.
  4. While the peaches are cooking, add the remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is fully combined.
  5. Once the peaches are done cooking, remove them from the grill and transfer them to a cutting board.
  6. Dice the peaches and add them to the bowl.
  7. Toss together and serve.
  8. Enjoy!


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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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5 Responses to Grilled Peach Salsa

  1. katie says:

    oh i love grilled peaches… i think this salsa sounds perfect!

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