It's peach season!!! The local peaches are amazing. I don't know what the different varieties are here, but I do know that they are fantastic. (Ask Holley, she knows that kind of thing…)
It's not fair that they are in an impenetrable protective layer: peach fuzz. It's like my Kryptonite. I can't stand it. Even just the thought of feeling it gives me the heebie jeebies. Having it against my teeth: ahhhhh, I want to scream! I assume it's the same sensation that some people get with tinfoil on their teeth (that one doesn't bother me).
How am I supposed to enjoy this amazing fruit with such an effective defensive layer? Haha, well, it's embarrassing to admit, but I try and find someone to peel them for me. This severely limits the number of peaches that I'm able to eat. I do have an awkward method of holding the peach in a bag while peeling it for myself, but the truth is it's only a matter of time before I end up at the emergency room with a knife wound doing it this way.
So for my own safety and sanity: does anyone have this problem and a perfect solution for me? HELP!
For those of you “normal” people who are able to process your own peaches, this recipe is a snap. Quick and refreshing, Peach Avocado Salsa is great with chicken, fish, pork, Paleo crackers, and of course omelettes. I initially made this to go with pecan encrusted salmon. Pretty sure I had some with coconut ice cream as well (I didn't have it with Holley's strawberry ice cream, just some plain stuff).
- 2 peaches (skinned, pitted & cut into 1/2 inch chunks)
- 1 avocado (skinned and cubed)
- 1 green onion (diced)
- 1/2–1 tsp crushed chilies
- 1/2 lime
- 1–2 pinches salt
- Put avocado chunks into a large bowl.
- Squeeze lime juice over avocado, and sprinkle with salt.
- Mix in remaining ingredients and serve.
You could also add 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro.
Delightful with fish, chicken, pork, omelettes, ice cream, paleo chips/crackers, or just a spoon!