Thursday, July 18, 2013

Peach and Basil Salsa.....#Improv

Welcome to another round of the Improv Cooking Challenge....this month our theme is Peaches and Herb(s)! Improv is a monthly blogger event sponsored by the fabulous Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month Kristen gives us a two ingredient seasonal theme to work with. Peaches and Herb has almost a musical sound to it, no?

As luck would have it, the fruit stand down the street had some peaches that were just perfect. I had already decided that basil (my favorite herb) would be the best match for my peaches and I also found some heirloom tomatoes.

To be honest, I was thinking more along the lines of a peach and basil galette, or a basil-steeped custard with caramelized peaches. Unfortunately, the heat got the best of me and I refused to put the oven on. I needed easy and I needed fast. A quick search for "Peach and Basil" on the Internet  brought me to a fantastic sounding salsa.....

Although I'm not one for following recipes, I made this one pretty close to the original. I didn't grill my own corn (I used Trader Joe's frozen grilled corn), and I subbed my heirloom tomatoes for the one whole tomato...oh yeah, my onion was a white, sweet onion, not red. So easy and so tasty. Did I hear you ask for the recipe? You can find it here: Grilled Corn, Peach, and Basil Salsa by Sweet Tooth Love.

What could be more perfect than a Peaches and Herb Salsa? How about a little Reunited?

Please check out what everyone else is making with Peaches and Herb!


  1. I found this month's Improv to be a true challenge. I'd NEVER thought to combine peaches with any sort of herb. I love the peach and basil salsa that you've come up with! Very creative!

  2. So glad you included the video of "reunited." I have been singing it ever since I sent out the improv email a few weeks ago! Your salsa looks wonderful. I am so jealous of people who have Trader Joe's stores near them!!

  3. Your salsa looks great- I love putting fruit in my salsa!

  4. Fruit salsa is the perfect summer recipe, so fresh and colorful.

  5. This looks like such a lovely salsa. I really enjoy fruit in salsa and this looks delicious.