I’ll be honest with you; to be on television has always been my dream. When I was a child my favorite games of choice were playing cooking show, talk show or restaurant; so I find it fitting then that I am a chef who craves the silver screen. So when I heard that there was a casting call for a food host on national television I knew I had to apply.
The application was simple enough, a YouTube video highlighting my point of view and showcasing my culinary aptitude; and seeing as I express my views on food here, and to whomever will listen, it would appear that I am already well practiced at articulating my point of view! After buying an obscene amount of white peaches from the market, I knew white peaches were to be featured.
There is something so quintessentially summer about salsa, as it comes complete with all the fixins’ that, to me, are what summer is all about. But the beauty of salsa is that it’s completely custom, it is whatever it wants to be! When people think of salsa, visions of chips and salsa come to mind; however, salsa is just another word for sauce, so please don’t let its moniker box you in. During the summer month salsa is at its best with tomatoes and peaches; but in the winter a salsa of pear and beets makes for a lovely decoration to any meal. Remember, your salsa, your choice!
The tart sweetness of the tomatoes is balanced perfectly by the sweetness of the peaches in this white peach and tomato salsa recipe, as the flavors enjoy each other’s company so much you’d think this was a classical pairing. For some, however, the thought of cilantro sends repulsed shivers down their spine, and I’ve learned that an aversion to cilantro is genetic; so with that being said, if you happen to suffer from this genetic allergy you are welcome to substitute with chives, basil, thyme or parsley- a true measure of salsa’s custom nature.
The deadline for my video submission was today and after all my salsa making efforts I ended up going in a different direction- last minute I changed my mind; I can be fickle like that! But all is not lost, now I can share this recipe, and you can enjoy the fruit and vegetable of my labor.
Wish me luck…hopefully Vitality Guide for Women will be gracing a television screen near you!
White Peach and Tomato Salsa Recipe
1/4 white onion minced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 white peaches, pitted and cut into half moons
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Enjoy over fish, steak or with your favorite taco chip!