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Isn't This Peachy?

We all love salsa, and this one is a real peach–and oh so sweet for summer! This delicious dipper or topper comes from the fabulous Big Green Cookbook. Says the author, registered dietitian and culinary expert Jackie Newgent, “The velvety skin of the peach is one its loveliest attributes and it adds character to this fresh salsa. The rest of the peach adds scrumptiousness. The best time to make this salsa is in summer when peaches are at their juiciest best. And the best time to eat it is . . . well, any time you make it!”

Makes 4 servings: 1/2 cup each


2 large or 3 medium peaches, pitted and diced

1 large vine-ripened tomato, diced

1/4 cup finely diced red onion

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Juice and zest of 1 lime, or to taste (about 2 tablespoons juice)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste


Gently stir together the peaches, tomato, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in a medium serving bowl. Add salt. Sprinkle with some of the zest. Serve with tortilla chips or grilled fish or organic chicken.

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving: 60 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 1g protein

Little Green Cooking Tip

It’s summer! It’s time for peach picking—even if from a local market, not a tree. Pick organic ones when you can—even though they’re not always as pretty as conventionally grown peaches. Then there’s virtually no need to peel off the fuzzy skins. Use them whenever you can in recipes. And even if organic, do scrub well first.

What’s your favorite summer dipper or topper?

Source: Recipe reprinted with permission from Big Green Cookbook by Jackie Newgent, RD. Follow Jackie on Twitter:

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Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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