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FREEZER PEACH SALSA

Made with fresh Ontario peaches, this sweet and tangy freezer salsa with a hint of chipotle spice is easy to prepare and so versatile. Serve as a sauce with grilled chicken, pork or fish for a quick dinner. It can also be served with crostini and Brie cheese for a simple appetizer.

Makes 3 cups (750 mL).

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To easily peel peaches, score the bottom with an “X” and blanch in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until skins start to loosen. With slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool and slip off skins.

Ingredients

 

5 cups peeled, pitted and chopped Ontario peaches 1.25 L
1/3 cup granulated sugar 75 mL
1/4 cup fresh lime juice 60 mL
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion 175 mL
1 red pepper, finely chopped
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 75 mL
2 tsp ground chipotle powder 10 mL
1 tsp ground cumin 5 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro 30 mL

Directions

Wash freezer safe containers in hot soapy water, rinse and set aside to dry. Toss peaches with sugar and lime juice; let stand for 1 hour or until some of the juices are released.

Add peach mixture, red onion, red pepper, jalapenos, vinegar, chipotle powder, cumin and salt to a large stainless steel high-sided skillet set over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Continue to boil gently, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cilantro. Cool completely.

Ladle into freezer safe containers and cover with lids. Freeze for up to 3 months or refrigerate for 3 to 5 days.

Nutritional Info

PER SERVING (2 tbsp/30 mL): about 24.5 cal, 0.5g pro, 0g total fat ( 0g sat fat), 6.5g carb, 0.5g fibre, 0mg chol, 23.5mg sodium. % RDI: 2% vitamin A, 5% vitamin C, 0.5% calcium, 0.5% iron.

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