Grilled Peach Salsa (Recipe)

Check out this beautiful BBQ grilled peach salsa recipe. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this is a great fruity BBQ appetizer that can also go great with grilled chicken or grilled pork.

grilled peach salsa recipe

Enjoy this traditional peach salsa, with the twist of being prepared on the grill.

This beautiful BBQ grilled peach salsa recipe is an isn. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this is a great fruity BBQ appetizer that can also go great with grilled chicken or grilled pork.

These sweet, grilled peaches are mixed with tomatoes and garlic to give a refreshing topping that you can use on top of grilled chicken, or as a dip for game day or at summer parties.

charred peaches cooking on stainless steel bbq grill

Grilling the peaches helps the natural sugars in the fruit to caramelize, giving you an extra delicious sweet edge to the salsa.

What I really like about this grilled peach salsa recipe is that it works as a topping just as well as it does a dip. It can sit beautifully on top of grilled chicken breasts, or on the side of pork tenderloin.

If it can be matched with something sweet, then go for it.

peach salsa mixing in bowl

Quick tips

Try to pick peaches that are still on the firm side of ripe. I find overripe peaches deteriorate a bit quicker as your grill them, whereas firmer ones tend to hold up to the grill heat a bit better.

I’ve seen some examples of this recipe include ingredients like chili or diced jalapeño. For the purpose of this recipe I’ve left those out but if you’re like me and enjoy a kick of spice to your dips and toppings, then go for it! Usually just one chili or jalapeño pepper deseeded and diced up should be enough.

Make sure you make this up by grilling indirectly. While we do want grill marks on these peaches, we don’t want to obliterate them with high heat. Find out more about indirect grilling and 2-zone cooking here.

peach salsa spread on slices of baguette

What to serve with grilled peach salsa

Peach salsa goes great as a dip or sauce – or even if you just want to eat it by the spoonful! I don’t judge.

The unique combination of smoke, spice and sweetness makes this a great topping or side for most smoked or grilled pork dishes. Try it with our smoked pork tenderloin, or with one of our classic leftover pulled pork recipes.

For something refreshing in the summer, try peach salsa as a filling for grilled fish tacos or a BBQ sandwich filling. Failing that, it works as a fantastic side with most grilled vegetable plates, like grilled corn, tomatoes, or asparagus.

grilled peach salsa recipe
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Grilled Peach Salsa

This beautiful BBQ grilled peach salsa is made with just a handful of ingredients. It's a fruity BBQ appetizer that can goes great with grilled chicken or pork.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine BBQ, Low-Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 peaches halved and pitted
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to high. Allow to heat up for 10-15 minutes.
  • Brush the flesh sides of your peaches with olive oil. Sprinkle salt across flesh surface.
  • Put the peaches, flesh-side down, on the grill. Cook for 10-20 minutes, or until grill sear makes start to appear on the fruit’s flesh.
  • Remove the peaches from the grill and transfer to a cutting board. Allow them to cool for a few minutes and then dice them into small chunks.
  • Transfer the chunks to a large bowl. Add the diced tomatoes, minced cilantro, lime juice, minced garlic, and olive oil. Combine well. Add salt to season. Add more lime juice if too salty.
  • Serve up! Enjoy either as a dip or as a meat topping.

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