Fresh Peach and Avocado Salsa

This chile pepper gets its name from its origin. In Spanish, serrano is an adjective meaning “from the mountains” which is where it originated-in the mountains of Hildalgo, Mexico. The serrano is normally about twice as hot as Jalapeno (about 10,000 to 15,000 Scoville units). It is the second most popular chile pepper in Mexico. This chile is used mostly for salsas but can also be used in soups, sauces, chili or stews. Try these as a hotter substitute for Jalapeno.

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4 roma tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced
2 serrano peppers, seeds and stem removed, minced
4 peaches, firm but ripe, peeled and diced
1 cup strawberries, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
tortilla chips


In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, peppers, peaches, strawberries, cilantro and avocado. Gently fold the ingredients together.

In a small bowl, whisk the honey, lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper together until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salsa and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature with tortilla chips or on top of crostinis. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Enjoy!