Published Jun 19th
Prep 1h Cook 20m Additional 15m Ready In 1h 35m
Servings 7 cups Calories 117.7

Make the most of peach season with a few jars of this sweet peach salsa.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 (49 gram) package light fruit pectin crystals
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • canning jars

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Sterilize jars and lids.
  2. 2 In a large saucepan, combine peaches, onion, pepper, cilantro, garlic, cumin, vinegar, and lime zest. Stir together pectin and 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, and stir in remaining 3 1/2 cups sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir for 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Pour peach salsa into prepared jars, leaving 1/4 inch air space. Seal, and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 117.7
  • Carbohydrate 30.2 g
  • Fat 0.1 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 4.9 mg
  • Sugar 28.2 g


  1. This isn't salsa. This is jam. If you want salsa leave out the pectin and so much sugar. In fact leave out all the sugar. As a jam the recipe rates a higher star rating but as a salsa the recipe gets just two stars.
  2. This was awesome. I did do some touching up though. I didn't add any sugar since my peaches were very sweet and ripe and I added a 32 ounce can of chopped tomatoes and a 4 ounce can of tomato paste. I also only used 1 jalapeno since my kids would be eating it. I - Read more ...
  3. I was looking for a recipe to recreate the famous Harry and David's peach salsa when I found this. My entire family says it is better than Harry and David's. It is very addictive especially with Nacho Doritos!
  4. We loved this! I cut back on the sugar 1 1/4 cup TOTAL but kept everything else the same. I was a little bummed that it only gave me 2 pint size jars and a bit so I ended up making another batch to round it up to 5 jars. It didn't fill the last - Read more ...
  5. I include 1 peeled, chopped mango and the juice of the lime too. Using red onion makes it even more colorful. Agree that less sugar & more vinegar gives it a bit more "zing" and we like it that way. It's great alongside grilled fish or chicken too. My kind of recipe; easy but impressive - Read more ...
  6. This salsa is really sweet and earthy tasting. I added a few extra jalepenos because mine were so incredibly mild. I also only use 3 1/2 cups of sugar instead of four I think that's plenty. If you are looking for a spicier version of this I'd suggest putting in a WHOLE lot more hot - Read more ...
  7. I only gave it 4 stars because I onle added 2 cups of sugar instead of 3 1/2 and I think it is still to sweet to eat with chips. It's fantastic for chicken or pork though. I think I will make another batch with very little sugar to eat with chips. Thanks for the - Read more ...
  8. Wow! I have made 5 batches of this salsa the last two times using frozen peaches drained well. I also have been using only 2 1/2 c. sugar as the original recipe was a little too sweet for us though still worth 5 stars.
  9. This salsa has a wonderful flavor. Adding all the sugar produces a salsa like you would serve on meat. My last batch I left the 3 1/2 cups sugar out and it makes more of a chip dipping salsa. Either way is great!