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Delicious Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa

This delicious recipe for Vidalia onion and peach salsa is terrific with grilled pork chops, burgers, tacos, or plain chips. Like the Maui onion, the Vidalia is renowned for its sweet, mild flavor. Grown around Vidalia, Georgia, this onion helped the Georgia farmers during the Great Depression. Farmers turned to onions in the hope that they could grow a good crop. When they grew, everyone was surprised that they did not have the usual heat that onions were known for.

Eventually, the Vidalia onion became world famous. Today, the Vidalia onion is the state vegetable of Georgia. They are used in all sorts of delicious recipes like the one we share here. Vidalia onions are a good source of vitamin C and they add a lot of flavor to your cooking. When you select onions in the store, be sure to look for onions that feel firm and heavy for their size. This indicates the onions are fresh and juicy. Use your onion within the week for the best flavor.

Onion salsas are so simple to make, yet they make a big impression. Combining the onion with peaches creates a wonderful taste sensation in the mouth. The soft, sweet peaches mingle with the slightly spicy yet sweet, crunchy onions. The tomatoes, peppers and other ingredients help meld these two primary ingredients together, creating a wonderful salsa that works well for dipping as well as serving as a condiment. Try some with your pork chop or burger next time. You will see why the Vidalia onion made Georgia famous.

Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa
Summary: The sweetness of peaches and sweet onion combine with other south of the border ingredients like tomatoes, lemon and bell pepper, to make this fantastic tangy salsa.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 6
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  • 1 large Vidalia onion, peeled and quartered
  • 3 Tablespoons jalapeno slices
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and quartered
  • 1 (11 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained
  • 1 (11 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  1. Place the onion, jalapeno and bell pepper in the food processor. Pulse until the vegetables are chopped. Add the peaches and pulse until they are incorporated.
  2. Place the processed ingredients into a large bowl. Stir in the tomatoes, lemon juice sugar, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and vinegar.
  3. Mix well. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  4. Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Photo Description:

You can see how thick and delicious this salsa is, and how the chips in the photo are able to scoop up this lovely salsa without breaking. This salsa is extra special because of the sweet onion being used rather than the other kind of onion, and also the peach adds a nice sweetness. If you usually have tomato salsa, why not try this one for a change? It is great with chips, just like any other salsa recipe, but also very nice paired with pork, fish or another kind of protein. You will love how well-balanced the flavors are, and how fantastic this tastes.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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