This refreshing salsa come from Cooking Light’s summer edition and I can tell you now if you want to make it right, please wait til summer.
Frequent readers know that I like to challenge myself and be resourceful and sometimes rebellious in my cooking. I do this not only for the value of entertainment, (which is hopefully entertaining to you as it is to me), but so you can learn from my mistakes.
I personally trust those who inform me of their mistakes more than those who claim perfection.
Show me the person who is perfect and I’ll look for some kind of loophole. Like maybe they came from space. It’s not a thing that should be ruled out folks.
What you’ll need.
- 2 1/4 cups (1/4-inch) diced nectarines
- 1 1/2 cups radishes, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
The major ingredient in this salsa is nectarines which is why I strongly suggest you only make this dish in the summer. I made it in the winter and could not find nectarines to save my life.
I also could not find fresh peaches, which is the alternative I was hoping to use. What I opted for was canned peaches, which messed with the texture of the salsa and left me feeling a bit disappointed.
If you absolutely have to use canned peaches as a substitute, drain the liquid as much as possible.
Other than nectarines, the ingredients should be easy to find. The rest of the steps are also easy peachy. All you have to do is mix everything together and then let it sit for a half hour.
That’s all there is to it.
Again, this turned out ok, but the texture was off which disappointed me. The canned peaches caused too much saturation and as I mentioned earlier were too mushy.
I think if done right, it should come out like a fruity ceviche which I suppose can also be a bit saturated, but I’d say a good ceviche should be more like a steady creek stream instead of a roaring river or lake as it was in my case.
Despite my disappointment I do recommend giving this is a try. I’m sure it’d be satisfying in the summer time on a hot day.
I look forward to hearing if that’s the case.