Peach Salsa Recipe

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Fresh peach salsa recipe with basil, lemon and jalapeno + a few different combinations to experiment with. From tomatoes to pineapple and avocado, you are sure to find your favorite salsa combination. Healthy, vegan, no oil and gluten free!

Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe with Basil and Lemon

The best way to enjoy the bounty of juicy yellow peaches besides eating them over the kitchen sink with their sticky juices dripping down your arm. It’s definitely worth the clean up!

Make this during the summer months when peaches are at their peak. Look for peaches that are fragrant, a little firm but with a nice give, much like picking a ripe avocado. Just please do not use frozen or canned peaches here.

How to Make Fresh Peach Salsa:

  1. Start with ripe yellow peaches, rinse them well, discard the pit and dice the peaches.
  2. Choose between fresh basil or cilantro. I’m really fond of basil during summertime and the flavors compliment each other perfectly, however a Mexican version with cilantro has its own charm.
  3. Acidity: you have a choice between fresh lemon or lime, choose whatever rocks your tastebuds!
  4. Make it spicy: jalapeno, habanero or red chili all work well here, if you are looking to spice things up quite a bit then habanero delivers the most heat.
  5. Balance the acidy of the lemons with a drizzle of maple syrup, make sure to taste as you go, if your peaches are very sweet you might not need to adjust anything.
  6. You can go for a mix of peaches and mangos if desired or any of the combinations listed below, a half and half ratio is ideal.

Serve with your favorite chips or spoon over this vegan chick’n, jackfruit tacos or vegan ribs, it really goes well with everything!

Vegan peach salsa with basil and lemon. WFPB oil free & gluten free!

Peach Salsa Recipe Combinations:

  • peach + mango
  • pineapple & peach
  • tomato + peach
  • avocado + peach.

Can You Freeze Fresh Salsa ?

Not a good idea to freeze this as the texture will be completely ruined and mushy when defrosting. The magic of this salsa really comes from the freshness of the peaches and herbs which is what makes it such a seasonal recipe. You’ve gotta make it during the short months of summer.

Vegan peach salsa with basil and lemon. WFPB oil free & gluten free!

P.S. As always if you make this recipe please come back here to rate it, snap a photo and tag me with #VeggieSociety on Instagram, it always makes my day ~ Florentina Xo’s

Vegan peach salsa with basil and lemon. WFPB oil free & gluten free!
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Peach Salsa Recipe

Vegan peach salsa recipe with basil and lemon. Healthy, WFPB oil free & gluten free!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 5-6 yellow peaches
  • 1 jalapeno or habanero
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (or cilantro)
  • 1 lemon (or lime)
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (omit or replace with date paste for Plantricious compliance)
  • sea salt to taste


  • Rinse the peaches well and discard the pit. Dice the peaches into small cubes together with the red onion.
  • Mince the jalapeno or habanero pepper and slice the basil. Mix with the diced peaches and onion.
  • In a small bowl squeeze the lemon and discard the seeds. Whisk together with the maple syrup (or date paste + water) and a pinch of sea salt. Adjust seasonings to your taste adding more lemon or salt if needed. Pour the lemon juice mixture over the peaches and basil and toss to coat well. Serve with your favorite chips, tacos or these vegan ribs.
  • For Plantricious compliance make sure to omit the maple syrup or replace with date paste.
    Certified Plantricious Recipe


  • Get creative and mix the peaches with equal parts mango, avocado, pineapple, nectarines and even strawberries. 
  • For Plantricious compliance make sure to omit the maple syrup or replace with date paste.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 31.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach salsa, plant based, salsa, vegan,, wfpb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Florentina

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  1. Such a delicious recipe, this works with extra ripe peaches too just the texture won’t be quite as pretty. I added some mango into the mix and it turned out fantastic.

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